Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Dinner at New Kam Fong

My boyfriend and I enjoyed a great dinner at New Kam Fong last night.  After seeing Good Eatin' in Wheaton's mention of a recent review of the restaurant, we decided to head back over for a meal.  It's been about 8 or 9 months since the last time we dined there.  After seeing mentions of it in several reviews, my boyfriend tried the twin lobster entree with scallions and ground pork sauce.  The waitress told him he could choose from a number of sauces, but he went with the ground pork, which ended up being a good choice.  The dish came out on a huge platter, and the plate was postiviely teeming with big chunks of lobster.  The lobster was still on the shell, but had been cut into large pieces.  It had been fried so that the pieces of meat were nice and crispy.  The green onions and ground pork were an interesting addition to the dish, and they worked really well.  Even on its own, the ground pork sauce was fantastic.  Add that to fried lobster, and it's pretty much the best thing ever.  Be prepared to get messy if you get this dish.  Picking through the sauce-covered shells to get to the meat takes some work, but it's worth it.  The dish cost $23.99, which seems like a pretty good deal for all that food.  It was enough to feed two people if they weren't super hungry.

I got the 1/2 Beijing roasted duck, which came with pancakes, some interesting fluffy fried things in various colors (white, orange and pink), and thinly sliced raw scallions.  The pancakes were very similar to tortillas, making this dish seem similar to fajitas.  The duck had a crispy fried skin and the meat was very juicy.  Another nice bonus of this dish is that the meat was already separated from the bones, which made for very easy eating compared to some of the roast duck I have had at Chinese restaurants.  While this dish wasn't as flashy as the twin lobster meal, I still really enjoyed it.  Also, the waiters were very nice and friendly throughout our meal,  but they got kind of swamped when a large family group came in and took up several tables at once.

Ever since the new Hollywood East opened, we've been heading there for dim sum on the weekends to satisfy our cravings for Chinese food.  Our meal at New Kam Fong is a good reminder of all the other Chinese options here in Wheaton.

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