If you’re into Chinese food, then you might be interested to know about this restaurant, King Bee Chinese Food.
Named after its owner, Mrs. Ang Ong King Bee, the restaurant started in General Trias, Cavite way back 2001. King Bee specializes in different authentic Chinese recipes: dimsums, roast specialties, noodle soup and other main courses.
In an opportunity to try their dishes recently from their newest Commonwealth, Quezon City branch, I have come up with this blog review.
The King Bee restaurant along Commonwealth avenue, Quezon City houses a very neat and simply fashionable set-up. Not much of a fancy-looking dining place, but with the well-lighted areas, even from a far, the place looks inviting for any foodie.
The place has a huge parking space (which is a plus factor) suitable for accommodating numerous customers during peak hours or even during hosting occasions within the restaurant.
The interior is decorated simply, but still poses sophistication of Chinese culture.
The comfort rooms are clean. Function rooms are also available for closed-door meetings, small gatherings and intimate dinner with family and friends.
King Bee has CCTV’s strategically placed within the restaurant for more security for customers and the place.
Winter Melon Soup (Php 1,500.00 – price still subject for change since this is a new dish)
First off, the soup, served in a nicely prepared winter melon (kundol, in Fiipino) decorated with shrimps on the opening of the winter melon. The unique blend of the winter melon makes it flavourful on the tastebuds, makes you have that kind of feel good start and expects more good food after the soup.
The huge winter melon houses a combination of mushroom, shrimp, bacon bits, green peas and shredded chicken to add flavor to the taste of the winter melon.
King Bee staff said that if anyone is to order this specialty, it has to be made ahead of time, since winter melon soup takes about at least four (4) hours to prepare.
Who would go in a Chinese without of course trying traditional dishes?
Composed of Pork and Birds Eye Siomai, Chicken Feet, their dimsum platter surely gives that authentic Chinese taste that no regular Chinese fast food restaurants can offer. Their siomai tasted good, especially if dipped onto soy sauce, calamansi and chilli sauce (superb!).
King Bee’s chicken feet dish was prepared perfectly having those soft and tasty layers of the chicken feet. Honestly, I don’t eat chicken feet, unless they are made from a reputable, authentic Chinese restaurant. And I can say, in King Bee, it’s worth the try.
House Specialty Roast Chicken
Their roasted chicken was perfect, inside out. With the chicken’s thin, a little crispy skin plus the tender meat inside is surely a treat. I tasted the chicken with and without the sauce just to really know the taste of the bare meat. And as far as I am concern, the chicken is worth the spend.
Sliced Beef with Broccoli Flower
I may sound biased, but I am, because every Chinese restaurant that I try, this is one dish that I wouldn’t order without. Lucky for me, King Bee did not disappoint my expectations. The sliced beef was rightly done, giving that tender texture for any mouth to chew. Plus, the broccoli, was perfect. The greenly, fresh vegetable look and the crunchy texture were just fantastic.
Sauteed Crystal Prawn Balls with Cashew Nuts in Taro Nest
This one was a delight for me, not just for my taste buds for also for my eyes. Since the prawn balls and vegetables were prepared on top of an artistically-made taro nest. Giving the dish a unique look and one can be curious about the holder as well. The best part of it, is that since the nest is made of taro, then, it’s also edible. Like munching chicharon on the side whether during or after the main dish.
As for the prawn balls with cashew, the taste and feeling in the mouth is unique, since it’s a combination of shrimp and cashew. But definitely worth every try you can get.
King Fish in Thai Sauce
This dish was a surprise. I never expected that this dish was that great. The King Fish in Thai sauce was for me, the best dish that I tasted in King Bee. One, the fish is fresh (you can choose from the live fishes at the aquarium on the first floor). Two when cooked, the fish has that perfect crunchiness that you can absolutely like. Plus, the taste of the bare fried fish was good. Up to now, I can’t still compare it to any fried dish that I know of.
The texture and taste is really unique. Making you want for more. To top it all, the combination of mango strips on their special thai sauce makes the dish perfect for the taste buds. Giving that popping authentic taste of sweet, sour and a little spicy taste of the sauce, perfect for the fish.
This one is a no-brainer best dish for me that night.
Yang Chow Fried Rice
Of course, who would go in a Chinese restaurant without trying the Yang Chow rice? And fortunately, King Bee’s Yang Chow is as great as you would expect from any good Chinese restaurant. Gladly, their Yang Chow is as good as how it looks like on photo.
Though they do not have official names for the two pastries that I tried that night, surely, these are worth the wait for people who will try this in the future when they officially launch these two.
One is Radish roll (as a King Bee staff called it) a deep fried munch-sized pastry (more of like a croissant to me in bite size) with bacon tidbits inside. A crunchy-flaky like feeling in the mouth, with a kick of meat taste in the middle part.
A show stealer that night is another mango-flavored pastry, which looks more to me like a crepe, enclosed in a soft-like marshmallow dome. Soft inside out but has great sweet flavor inside.
Mixed Fruits Platter
King Bee ends the night with a platter of various fruit selection: apple, pineapple, watermelon, ponkan and mango. You would be amazed of simple, yet creative fashion they top the platter with a swan-inspired apple.
- Parking (Commonwealth branch)
- CCTV Camera
- Clean facilities
- Clean comfort room
- No WIFI
King Bee restaurant, in short is a great place to dine in, especially if your craving for authentic Chinese restaurant. There is really a big difference from a fast food “Chinese” restaurant from a full-service Chinese restaurant. I can’t help but really crave for Chinese food and this one, in my record book, is one of the best Chinese restaurants in the country that I have tried.
If you want to try King Bee, here are their branches:
- Newhall Commercial Center (Main branch) in Barangay Mangahan, General Trias, Cavite
- Bacao Branch in General Trias, Cavite
- Marcos Highway Branch in Antipolo City
- Sta. Rosa Branch in Don Jose, Sta. Rosa City, Laguna
- E. Rodriguez Branch in E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue
- New Manila, Quezon City
- Daang Hari Branch in Daang Hari Road Brgy. Almanza Dos, Las Piñas City
- Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City.
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