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Tasty and Cheap Jun 26, 2012
I have been to this restaurant twice now and it has been tasty both times. The first time I ordered some of the most popular items on the menu like the fried pork chop with white curry (awesome), the spring rolls, fried turnip cake, fried tofu, dumplings with tomato sauce and cheese and all were delicious. It is very reasonably priced for the portion size. The only downside is the staff, they aren't very friendly or attentive. You have to almost chase them down to get them to help you or bring your check. Also, I waited a while for a table, I felt like it was because I was a foreigner. Despite that, I recommend!
Recommended Dish(es): Fried pork with white gravy,dumpling with tomato and cheese,fried tofu
Table Wait Time: 5 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Jun 25, 2012
Spending per head: Approximately HKD35(Lunch)
Value for Money4
OK喇 Nov 07, 2010
We didn't order much, only three dishes. All are above average I think.
The first dish was the 芒果蟹肉炒饭. Yummy!! But in fact the 蟹肉 was not tender enough though the amount is pretty enough. And the dish cooled down too fast so we just had to eat it up as quick as we could. Anyway, it tasted goood.
脆虾棒都OK不过d虾味唔够鲜甜，just above average啦~~
Overall, the Satay King is worth trying and I plan to go there again to try more dishes.
Recommended Dish(es): 芒果蟹肉炒饭,椒盐脆豆腐
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 06, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD52.5(Dinner)
Value for Money4
What the Locals Love - Satay King Aug 13, 2010
I am using the term "the locals" very loosely here.
We do have local food snobs too, those who only eat food from Robuchon, Caprice, Ming Court kinda locals, etc...
By "the locals" I meant hundreds of people who gave "yummy" icon to places like this, Satay King on openrice.com...
...and yes, by "the locals" I meant my partner ;)
This particular outlet of Satay King is tucked away at a corner of Ladies Market, Mongkok...the decor is...cheesy to say the least...and still, I couldn't help but wanting to be seated at one of those fancy sheer curtains decorated booths, or what "the locals" call "car seats". I bet I could get nice aerial view of Mongkok from those seats. Maybe next time
We ordered two of our favorite items from Satay King, first is Satay Beef Vermicelli. The delightful bowl has a generous serving of vermicelli, thinly sliced fatty beef, and a good crunch from bean sprouts. The satay broth itself? Oh my gosh...rich, tasty, oily, lip-smacking, MSG-laden goodness.
Another favorite, Fried Pork Chop in White Curry Sauce with Rice. Hong Kong style guilty pleasure at its best. Heavily spiced, meat-tenderized, super tasty deep fried pork chop, swimming in a pool of thick, MSG-rich, garlicky, creamy white curry gravy, topped with crispy shallot, thinly sliced onion and spring onion. I bet this gravy tastes fantastic on anything, it was unbelievably delicious with rice.
We knew we were guilty, so we tried to somehow "balance" it by ordering something with vegetables in it, the Broccoli with Crab Meat. It arrives looking unexpectedly appetizing...and it didn't taste as bad as I imagined it to be...in fact, I was pleasantly surprised! The broccoli florets were perfectly cooked, and the crab meat and egg white gravy was rather yummy.
We shouldn't have ordered too much...but our "eyes" were hungry browsing the menu (as always), and we ordered a side of Shrimp Spring Rolls. Actually, you can sprinkle whatever with MSG, wrap it in a spring roll wrapper, deep fry it and serve with miracle whip. It's bound to be good, right? Yes, these were okay, nothing ground-breaking or earth-shattering, it was just nice to have something long and crunchy to mop the white curry gravy clean ;)
We've ordered lychee and nata the coco soda and salty lemon 7-up, which were okay, at least there was something sweet and icy to help us cope with our MSG intake. The whole meal costs HK$166 (for two, but I bet what we ordered could easily feed three/four ^_*), and we were given a bottle of XO sauce as a gift.
Recommended Dish(es): pork chop in white curry sauce,satay beef vermicelli
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Aug 12, 2010
Spending per head: Approximately HKD80(Dinner)
Value for Money4
Meeting with a long lost friend Jun 24, 2009
I used to really enjoy this chain restaurant when I was a child, fondly remembering days spent eating its white curry pork rice. After digging my head in to think of something to eat in Mong Kok (of all places, goodness...) I decided to visit my 'long lost friend' Satay King.
The two of us ordered three dishes between us - four, as the rice was a meal and came with a pork spring roll as an appetiser. The middle aged staff happily advised us that the white curry pork chop rice could be turned into a meal with an appetiser and drink for an extra $13. We thought that sounded good and played along with the idea. She also suggested that if I didn't like rice, I could try the roti instead. I nodded to that too.
We also ordered four vegetables in Portuguese sauce and typhoon shelter styled soft shell crab.
Appetiser was a pork spring roll which looks like cold 腸粉. Nothing special about it at all. I had more pleasure eating the 肉鬆 on top of the roll though.
White curry pork chop rice - Just like I remembered. The curry sauce is really not curry (just a white sauce) but the dish is served with some fried garlic, raw onion strips and a tiny bit of ginger. The pork chop is neatly cooked and marinated, and even though it tastes different from the curry sauce itself, it's a lovely delight.
The roti was extremely mediocre, but still, it was better than the ones I had at Cafe de Coral.
Four vegetables in Portuguese sauce - I wanted vegetables and its appearance was like a crime scene. It did not look appetising at all, looked as though it had exploded a few times in the microwave, spewing its sauce out like a mini volcano eruption. That aside, no surprise with the Portuguese sauce (bland) but the potatoes at the bottom of the dish were mushy but decent. I quite liked the texture of it, and dipped some in the white curry sauce to save it from its misery.
Typhoon shelter styled soft shell crab - Nice texture, good deep frying. No wonder it's one of the popular dishes of the restaurant. The crumbs were more salty than spicy, however and it didn't help with the fact that the chilli looking strip was actually red capsicum. It will disappoint those who actually love more of the spicy than salty side.
Specialty drinks - We got lychee green tea and lychee red tea. The former was part of the curry rice meal and we got the latter out ot nowhere - it wasn't listed on the bill. Again, nothing special, just a sweet sugary drink with a subtly bitter taste of tea.
Now that I have reacquainted with my long lost friend, I'm glad to find out everything is still good on its side - maybe I should visit again in a few years' time. Honestly speaking I don't think I'll see this long lost friend again in the near future, but I hope it will be well during my absence.
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