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Wednesday, March 07, 2012



The chameleon that cooks

Tucked away in the quite aging Holiday Inn Silom, Kowloon Chinese Restaurant tends to offer affordable Cantonese cuisine for the locals, with the quality equal to that patrons would have eaten in Hong Kong's fine restaurants; but the outcome was just against their will.

I went to Kowloon several times (before I decided that it is enough); food quality varies and is inconsistent. The Chinese native head chef, himself, may be capable in front of the stove, but I have the impression that he is seriously lacking of any management power, and fails to lead his kitchen team to cook (the food right) in a consistent manner.

Wait-staff are enthusiastic and service is prompt, except the restaurant manager.

Kowloon Chinese Restaurant ***
981 Silom Road
Bangrak, Bangkok10500
Tel.: 02.238.0370

Open daily : 11 am - 10 pm
Pay (food only for two): around THB 1,200


Stella said...

Look forward to this new post and the food.

in the sea said...

Sigh... that was the one and only meal we've had in memory. Managing a restaurant isn't easy at all.

Anonymous said...

Thanks TC you always go to test the food for us first.

Stella said...

Oh all my favorite dishes here except the congee.
I am not a congee person except at HK Airport's Jin Dull. Its "scholar" congee is so good.

Fillet-O Fish said...

The rock grouper looks very tired.

in the sea said...

SS, at our lucky visit, the congee was very good as well as the golden/silver egg soaked with veggie.
TC, looks like you had some "bigger" investments in other visits. The Peking duck shouldn't be served with that scallions. Should be the Beijing green onion.

Stella said...

Yes the golden/silver egg is always my favorite too.

Thailand Club said...

@Fishy Burger: not just the (live) fish was tired, and it was overcooked, no capable Chinese chef will make this mistake ..

@Sea: the Peking duck has slightly smelly poultry taste, i think they use very low cost/frozen duck ..