Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Eating Out: Wong's Lucky Bar 旺旺幸运吧 Revisted [921 Whitehorse Road Box Hill, 3128]

Going to try a new format for reviews. I'm pretty sure you're sick of my rambling and my horrible writing style.

Came here for lunch a few weeks ago. It's starting to become one of my favourite places in Box Hill.

P1040807Hainanese Chicken Rice $7.50 [Wong's Lucky Bar, Box Hill]]
Hainanese Chicken Rice $7.50 (I think)
Likes: Comes with everything it should in a decent sized serving. 
The price.
Dislikes: They raised the price in 2011 from $6.90.
Hainanese Chicken Rice $7.50 [Wong's Lucky Bar, Box Hill]]
Chicken part of the Chicken Rice
This is what I come here for.
Likes: Boneless
That they actually submerged into icy water straight after to make the springy skin.
The soy sauce which isn't too salty.
The garlicky chilli sauce.
The special something in the spring onion sauce. Chicken Powder?
Dislikes: People pinching my chicken because it's good.
Chicken Curry Laksa $8.30 [Wong's Lucky Bar, Box Hill]

Wong's Laksa King $8.80
Likes: Tonnes of chicken and toppings.
Dislikes: Broth, not enough spices in it.
Combination Fried Crispy Noodle $8.90 [Wong's Lucky Bar, Box Hill]

Combination Crispy Fried Noodle $8.90
Likes: Super Crispy Noodles which are NOT burnt.
Variety of toppings
Dislikes: Hard to pull apart and share.
Stir Fried Clams $14sth [Wong's Lucky Bar, Box Hill]
Stir Fried Clams $14something
Not on the menu and some waiters do not know that they have this dish.
Likes: It's hot.
The youtiao (chinese donut) bits in the bottom to soak up the sauce.
Dislikes: Serving portion given price.
Not fresh. 
Some shells did not have any meat in them.

Food: 8/10 Average chinese food. Decent chicken rice.
Service/Environment: 7/10 Cramped and not the cleanest place around. Staff aren't very cheery.
Value: 8.5/10 Chicken rice excellent value. Clams definitely overpriced. Everything else is reasonable.
Accessibility: 9/10 Train, tram and bus. Extremely convenient. Only problem is you might miss it, not a super obvious place. 

Verdict? Read previous post on this place. If I want chicken rice, I will come here for my fix.
The cafe part joined to the restaurant is also part of the restaurant. The milk tea with pearls there is only $3 compared to $3.50 at Bubble Cup. The cup is slightly smaller here I think but seriously all that milk tea isn't good for you anyways. Also a little sweeter with a hint of coffee and stronger tea flavour (for some reason) than Bubble Cup.
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