During my daily commute, I pass by this unassuming little fried chicken joint on East Broadway and Rupert called King Chicken.
So on a lazy Friday evening, I decided to grab some takeout, rather than go home to cook.
It’s a small family run place, apparently only open for a few months. It’s a curios place, because besides the obvious fried chicken and french fries on the front of the menu,
The second half of the menu is reminiscent of a hong kong cafe. With bacon & eggs breakfast combos, sandwiches and burgers, fried rice, curried chicken, wonton, and chow mein.
The place is pretty spartan, and could seat up to 20, maybe 30 if pressed.
I decided to get some of the fried chicken.
This is not fast food, it was made to order, and took a good 15-20 minutes to prepare. And while I was going to have to wait, I figured I’ll try some of the other food as well, so I ordered some fried rice.
The chicken thigh and drumstick were quite good. It’s light and crisp on the outside, but moist on the inside. The batter is not too oily, and it has a hint of chinese five spice powder flavor.
Then there’s the fried rice.
This is a large portion of stir fried rice with shrimp, mushrooms, egg, lettuce, peas and corn. This was just okay. Not the best, not the worst. Somewhere in the middle. Its properly seasoned, but a little light on the shrimp, and a bit lacking in “wok-hei”.
Since this was take out, I won’t comment too much about the service or the room. If I were to return, I would probably call the order in, and pick it up.