Sunday, November 24, 2013

China King- A Great Chinese Restaurant

China King
3338 Highway 6, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Buffet or a-la-carte: A-la-carte
Date of visit: 11/23/13

Photo Credit: http://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/china-king-sugar-land?select=hU-BPvHnIFQd13_jUDEp-g#hU-BPvHnIFQd13_jUDEp-g



Background:
Salam/hey guys! So you remember that earlier post about me hanging out with YouTube's Sameer's Eats? Well it included a dinner trip to China King in Sugar Land. Believe it or not, this is the first time I am actually reviewing a restaurant in Sugar Land. The reason I usually don't come here is because this place is extremely far from both UH and my house in Cypress. I had gone with him to other restaurants and got him to eat the most famous dishes of those restaurants. He had also promoted the Halal Food Festival that will be occurring on December 14 at the Masjid Maryam baseball field. The main reason for coming here was to have dinner with the people that signed up as volunteers for the event (I will also be volunteering). The main goals were to get to know each other and tell us what the volunteers will be doing during the event. So after visiting the last restaurant, we drove straight here.



Let The Experience Begin
China King is located just after the intersection of Highway 6 and Williams Trace Boulevard. There was a really nice artwork of horses galloping in the forest with Chinese writing on it. In front was the counter, where the payments and the pick up orders are handled. While waiting for the other people to arrive, Sameer and I looked at the menu and saw what was interesting to see. As soon as the other signed-up volunteers arrived, we were ready to order.



Let's Eat!
We ordered LOTS of food! There were a total of 8 people on the table! For appetizers, we ordered steamed beef dumplings, spicy chicken wings, egg drop soup, and hot and sour food. For entrees, we ordered Szechwan Beef, General Tso's Chicken, fried rice, and regular steamed rice. To drink, we had a combination of Sprite, Diet Coke, and Sunkist. I did not pay for anything, but normally you are looking at between $15 and $20. The waiting time was great. The soups and the free rice crackers came in 3 minute and 56 seconds. Within 2 minutes later, the dumplings and the chicken wings came. Finally, 8 minutes later, all the entrees came.



Menu: http://www.halalchinaking.com/ourmenu.html
Judging by what they offer, I have actually decided what to order the next time I go there. Hint: It's a meat, but rarely halal. Otherwise, it's a lot like your typical Chinese restaurant. Many of the items here are also available at the other Chinese restaurants all over the world. Be careful as the non-lunch special items do not come with rice, as it is the case for many Chinese restaurants.


Rice Crackers

Egg Drop Soup

Hot and Sour Soup

Fried Rice, Szechwan Beef, and General Tso's Chicken (Photo Credit to Sameer. I couldn't get a pic of the wings or the dumplings as my phone died)


The Verdict:
I can say nothing but praise for the food. The dumplings were very tasty. It was perfectly steamed and the beef was cooked right. Now don't worry about the pictures of the dumplings. It was cooked exactly like an example that is seen on Google Images, with its off-white texture. The wings were perfectly spicy. It was red-colored chicken with bell peppers, onions, and jalapeno pieces. The fried rice had the perfect amount of soy sauce, and the szechwan beef was also tasty. The clear winner was the General Tso's Chicken. Words cannot describe how much flavor that had. Once you put it in your mouth, you immediately get a strong, positive reaction on how tasty it is. The other people, including Sameer, enjoyed the food as well. Because both soups were given individually, I did not get to try it as the other people ordered it and ate it. They said it was really delicious too. The food was washed down with a nice can of Sprite. Overall, two thumbs up.
The service was great too. They were very calm in talking to Sameer about the restaurant participating in the festival. The waiter was a really nice guy. He always smiled and he let us take our time, and was even willing to get us more food if we wanted to. 



Conclusion:
Well, I finally found a nice place to eat Chinese food. If you are in Sugar Land and want some delicious Chinese food, then come here. You will feel welcome, and you will definitely enjoy the food. I will definitely recommend this restaurant.



Grading:
Service: 9/10
Food: 9.5/10
Waiting Time: 10/10
Overall: 28.5/30 = 95% (A) (First A for a Chinese restaurant)
Pricing: $$ out of $$$$



Restaurant Information:
China King
3338 Highway 6, Sugar Land, Texas 77479
Phone: (281) 980-8886
Facebook: None
Timings: Mon-Thu: 11 AM - 10 PM; Fri-Sat: 11 AM - 11 PM; Sun: 11 AM - 10:30 PM
Caters: Yes
Delivery available within 6 mile radius

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Cheers!
Zain Mohammed

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