It’s been a while since I last set food in Congee Noodle House. I used to go there all the time, when my work place was just four blocks away, but since the company moved the office downtown, I’ve missed this place.
It’s a fairly standard wonton house…. simple cantonese food, inexpensive, big portions. And as standard with wonton houses, an expansive room to seat a hundred, and slightly on the worn-down/in-need-of-a-makeover atmosphere.
We ordered the
house special chow mein. It’s a huge portion, loaded with prawns, scallops, chicken, barbecued pork, squid, mushrooms and greens. It’s coated in a rich brown sauce (what we playfully refer to as “chinese gravy”), served over crispy fried chow mein noodles.
To me, this is comfort food, and it’s a winner.
And we also added an order of
fried chicken wings. These wings are marinated, deep-fried and tossed with salt, diced chili peppers and garlic. They’re crisp, juicy and delicious. It’s a step below the legendary wings at Phnom Penh, but these are still very good.
The service is pretty much standard for chinese restaurants… i.e. efficient, but not much else.
That’s okay, wonton houses are all about the food, and value, not about a “dining experience”.