Restaurant Review – Ocean King Chinese Restaurant (Melbourne)

Published November 6, 2010 by Mary Jane

Okies, it’s back to restaurant review posts I haven’t been blogging about them lately so now I’ve got the Masterchef & holiday posts out of the way it’s now for some yummy food. This restaurant is recommended by my brother in law as it’s one of the regular Chinese restaurants they would go. It’s good for its roast meats and they are quite affordable too.

When you walked into the restaurant the first thing you see is the tanks and rows of ducks, roast pork and bbq pork dangling at the glass show case. You know this restaurant specialises in roast meats and seafood..

The waitress was friendly and sat us down to our table and offered the usual chinese tea and some prawn crackers. The decor of the restaurant is pretty boring, nothing fancy it’s your usual casual looking Chinese restaurants with some menus written on the wall…

So comes to dish ordering time. We decided to have a stir fried prawns and vegies dish in a bird’s nest, roast meats – roast pork and roast duck (we’re not a fan of bbq pork), seafood with vegies clay pot and chilli pepper spare ribs (one of my favourite chinese dishes)

stir fried prawns with vegies in a bird's nest

stir fried prawns with vegies in a bird's nest

roast duck

roast duck

seafood claypot with vegies

seafood claypot with vegies

roast pork

roast pork

chilli pepper spare ribs

chilli pepper spare ribs

Overall, we were very happy with our meals. The dishes arrived one after another within 10 minutes and the restaurant was quite busy that night. Through out the night the waitress would come and check on our tea and refill our tea pot. The roast meats were delicious. The ducks were nicely done, not too fatty or oiling quite tender and flavoursome. I especially loved the roast pork, it’s evenly cut unlike some Chinese restaurants which cuts the roast pork in huge uneven size. It’s actually quite lean, not too salty and since it’s served with some roasted peanuts – it gave it an extra texture of that peanut crunch! Delicious! As for stir fried prawns and vegies, the qualities of the ingredients were lovely and fresh, the seafood claypot was nicely done. Now it comes to one of my favourite chinese dishes – chilli pepper spare ribs – delicious, not too oily and fatty. Once again the meats are quite tender and lean and well seasoned.

Here’s my rating:

Dining Experience: 4 star
Food Experience: 4 star
Would I recommend it? Yes!

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