Mr Wong fills up early on in the night and very quickly. They open at 5:30 and we got there a little after 6 where it was almost full with small line forming outside. Unfortunately you can’t reserve tables unless you’re with a party of 6 or more, so our quickest seating option was a shared table. Since it’s freezing winter and I’m always hungry it was best to just get whatever was quickest.
We literally got the corner of a table in the darkest part of the restaurant, it was a little cramped but I was just pleased to be out of the cold. The table wasn’t ideal and neither were the chairs, they were mesh bar stools and definitely didn’t seem sturdy, thank heavens we came out without breaking any furniture!
Alaskan snow crab salad, $19.
A really refreshing salad with crisp coriander and parsley, finely sliced bamboo shoots & ginger, thrown in with shredded tender crab and topped with salmon roe which was bursting with flavor. The dressing was a little on the salty side but was well accomodated with the salad leaves.
Probably more expensive than a ‘normal’ salad, but it has crab in it, so not an entire ripoff.
Balmain bugs, $38.
Being a total high roller with all the fancy schamncy seafood. Balmain Bugs sauteed in an unidentified creamy sauce, too much corn in my opinion and not enough bugs. Not really sure what went wrong during cooking, but the texture of the bugs were inconsistent throughout the dish, some were very succulent and juicy while other pieces were limp and soggy. This wasn’t entirely crap but it definitely has room for improvement.
Stired fried noodles with king crab, $29.
Very thin vermicelli noodles, lightly stir-fried, decent amount of crab with a few chicken pieces. Lots and lots of roe which made me super happy! What made this dish interesting was it had these small crunchy bits of conpoy. The flavor is not very noticeable but the texture definitely stood out from soft crab. Out of all three dishes, this was probably my favorite. A good serving size with minimal oil and didn’t leave me feeling heavy or bloated afterwards.
Mr Wong, semi-fancy over priced food? YEP. Overall I had a good time and enjoyed the food, but then again I’m just as happy with $5 dumplings :D