Koon Bo – Revisit
Koon Bo is the type of hole-in-the-wall restaurant that you don’t expect much from when you first walk in. True, they’ve had a fresh paint job since our last visit, but the interior is still very basic. Given how busy it can get here, people don’t come here for the decor.
No, if there is one thing that diners come here for, it’s this… their House Special Shredded Chicken. Yes, it seems like such a simple dish but they really nail it here. The crunchy jellyfish, wonton strips, and pickled veggies pairs so well with the shredded chicken.
Another dish that we see many people order here is the Crispy Honey Garlic Pork Chops with Deep Fried Tofu Balls. Visually, it’s quite stunning. Better still, it’s very tasty. The tofu balls aren’t plain tofu – they have some green onions in it as well. As for the pork, the pieces are fried up with a crunchy coating that’s very sweet.
Keeping in line with the same motif, the Honey Garlic Beef with Walnuts has a sweet coating around the meat. The beef was supremely tender and contrasted nicely with the crunchy walnut pieces.
We also picked up the Mandarin Crispy Chicken in special soy sauce. The chicken was very moist from swimming in the light soy sauce.
To round out our meal, we added an order of pea tips to offset all of the meat dishes that we ordered.
The only problem with this restaurant is that service can get very lax when they get busy as they don’t have enough wait staff.
5682 Fraser St
Posted on March 29, 2015, in Chinese, Restaurant Review and tagged Chinese, Food, Honey Garlic Beef, Honey Garlic Pork Chops, Kensington, Mandarin Crispy Chicken, restaurant review, Shredded Chicken, Vancouver. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.