After an evening downtown I had a congee craving so Wendy suggested we try Congee Noodle King Seafood Restaurant, an unassuming Chinese place along Kingsway that does a late night menu. The menu is quite varied and has three tiers priced at $5.35, $6.45, and $6.95.
We ordered a Plain Congee (Large) ($5.35) and it was just that. Pretty damn large.
I decided to try something new to me with the Pan fried duck kidney w/ ginger and onion ($6.45). It was done up with a sweet BBQ sauce and was equally enjoyable on its own or in the congee. Texture varied between soft and chewy.
We also ordered Wonton in Noodle ($5.10) off the regular menu. The wontons were pretty damn large here too and full of shrimp. We were both pleased with the soup. However Wendy says that the noodles themselves were quite salty. Which explains why she didn’t end up finishing the bowl.
Wendy wanted the Clams w/ chili & black bean sauce ($6.95). This is a very standard and popular item on Chinese late night menus, and they do a good job of it here. We noticed a table across from us had ordered the same thing. Congee Noodle King gives you a really good portion for the price.
Wendy’s (rather bizarre IMO) favourite: chicken knee! Here it’s listed as Deep Fried Chicken Soft Bone w/spicy salt ($6.45). The spice comes from a mix of jalapeno slices and red chili flakes. I’ve acquired a bit of a taste for this one too and we both thought Congee Noodle King’s version hit the spot.
The late night menu at Congee Noodle King is fun, varied, and cheap. Check it out.