Thursday, 14 July 2011
Hong Kong Gardens 425 13th Street North
I guess I'm a "chinese food" snob and didn't even know it. I was really looking forward to eating at Hong Kong Gardens today because it's been such a long time since I've been here. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with the flavors of the food. I can't really pinpoint what it was, all I know is it didn't taste like I like my chinese food to taste. It was OK, but not great. That being said, the restaurant was fairly busy and some of the guys really liked it, so like I said I must be a "chinese food" snob. What I did find positive was the volume of food they served. I started with a small wonton soup and it was twice the size I expected to see. The lunch special was $6.55 and after the soup I didn't come close to finishing it. So if you are looking for quantity, this is the place to eat. "J"
I have no clue where these two 'Chinese Food Snobs' just ate, but the Hong Kong Gardens that I just ate at was great! What a couple of winers eh :-) I was given a gargantuous serving of food. I was completely blown away by the amount of food on my plate. Usually I only see this much food on my plate when I fill it myself at a buffet. So anyways, I found the flavour a nice change from the cookie cutter flavours of all the other chinese food restaraunts in Lethbridge. Yes the rice and chow mein did taste different than usual, but in a good way. The 'won ton' soup was misspelled and should have been 'one ton' of soup. It was massive! And that was a small bowl none the less. The service was excellent and friendly. I was the only one today to finish my lunch, so I think I deserve props for that. A definate two thumbs up from me today. Best value for lunch in a long time.However it looks like I'll be going back there by myself next time, but go back I will, and soon! Quantity 10/10, quality 9.5/10, service 9.5/10, a full stomach the rest of the day 10/10. Keep smilin', thanks for all the suggestions, and Happy Eating. "C"