Map: King's Palace: Congee & Noodle Bar @ K-Village, Bangkok - คิงส์พาเลส คอนจี่แอนด์นู้ดเดิ้ล @ เควิลเลจ กรุงเทพ
Price: THB520 per person without alcohol (what I paid for)
Visited: 13 February 2011
Value for money: 4/10
King's Palace: Congee & Noodle Bar @ K-Village is a branch of restaurant from Hong Kong. It is famous for its Hong Kong style congee. It is located conveniently on the 2nd floor of K-Village right opposite Katsu King. The decor is in contemporary Chinese with glass decoration around the restaurant which gives rather comfy feeling. There are many types of table suiting different groups of client, range from a small table to a large round table that can hold more than 10 guests. The restaurant is big so there is no worry about over crowded.
Roast Pork & Barbequed Pork (หมูกรอบและหมูแดง) was great, juicy and tender. There was hint of sweetness lying within. Nevertheless, I found the skin of roast pork not crisp and cracked enough. Good point was very little fat bit (6/10).
|Roast Pork & Barbequed Pork (หมูกรอบและหมูแดง)|
|Roast Pork (หมูกรอบ)|
Roast Goose (ห่านอบ) was also juicy and tender and had crisp skin. This would be very delicious if it was cut a little less thick and no bone. Additional of sauce would create greater scent to the dish (6/10).
|Roast Goose (ห่านอบ)|
Steamed Vermicelli Rolls with Deep-fried Dough Stick (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหลอดปาท่องโก๋) was always one of my favourite Chinese dish. The dough was cracked. Sauce was a little sweet. A must-order dish, I should say (7/10).
Steamed Vermicelli Rolls with Fresh Shrimps (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหลอดไส้กุ้งสด) was not as superb as the one with deep-fried dough stick. Vermicelli was too thick comparing the portion of shrimps. However, the quality of shrimp was good (5/10).
|Steamed Vermicelli Rolls with Deep-fried Dough Stick (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหลอดปาท่องโก๋)|
|Steamed Vermicelli Rolls with Fresh Shrimps (ก๋วยเตี๋ยวหลอดไส้กุ้งสด)|
When it came to congee, I found them all tasted similarly. It was just a matter of stuffing choice, egg or no egg, preserved egg or salted egg: choices are yours. We did try three different types of congee. All congee were thick and tasty. However, the choice of filling does give the difference in taste considerably.
Scholar's Congee (โจ๊กหมูต้นตำหรับ) was the signature congee of King's Palace. It filled with shredded pork and a choice of preferred egg (6/10).
Dried Oysters & Barbequed Pork Congee (โจ๊กหอยนางรมใส่หมูแดง): barbequed pork was delightful when having with congee but dried oysters had fishy smell and I don't think it matched well with the congee (3/10).
Bamboo Pith & Chinese Mushrooms Congee (โจ๊กเยื่อไผ่ใส่เห็ด) was better than the dried oysters one (4/10).
|Scholar's Congee (โจ๊กหมูต้นตำหรับ)|
|Dried Oysters & Barbequed Pork Congee (โจ๊กหอยนางรมใส่หมูแดง)|
|Bamboo Pith & Chinese Mushrooms Congee (โจ๊กเยื่อไผ่ใส่เห็ด)|
Overall, this is a nice restaurant to try out and suit a family meal. However, I do not find the congee here so special but still pleasant. One thing to notice is the service. Many of staffs here cannot speak Thai and hardly understand English, including the owner. This should really be improved for better communication.
King's Palace: Congee & Noodle Bar @ K-Village, Bangkok
93, 95 Soi Sukhumvit 26
คิงส์พาเลส คอนจี่แอนด์นู้ดเดิ้ล @ เควิลเลจ กรุงเทพ
93, 95 ซอยสุขุมวิท 26
Open Hours: 11:30am - 10:00pm daily
Tel: +66 (0) 2661 5042 and +66 (0) 2661 5049