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Cafe Kowloon

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by Samantha Lau (subscribe)
Hi there! I'm Sammie, a Malaysian who's a lover of unicorns, bargains and adventures.
Published May 20th 2013
Home to Tasty and Affordable Chinese Food
Cafe Kowloon remains one of my favourite Chinese restaurants on Gouger St. Kowloon is named after a popular urban area in Hong Kong and serves a huge variety of Chinese dishes at affordable prices (and satisfying portions).

The moment you are seated at a table, a bowl of complimentary prawn crackers is placed down in front of you by the goodwill of the restaurant. It's great to have something to munch on while you peruse their extensive menu.

Prawn crackers

If you come to a Chinese restaurant, it's generally best to order a few dishes and rice to share (so come with friends!). We decided to try one of their specials, the oyster omelette.

Oyster Omelette

It tasted great; the egg had just the right amount of consistency and the oysters were savoury. Needless to say, the dish was gone in a few seconds! A really addictive dish.

Deep fried pork spare ribs with Peking sauce

We also ordered the deep fried pork spare ribs with Peking sauce. I thought it was delicious but my dining companions complained of the sauce being far too salty for their liking. But we all agreed that the pork ribs were tender and juicy.

Crispy garlic chicken

Next we had the crispy garlic chicken. This was probably the least favourite dish of the night. The chicken was dry and not as crispy as we thought it would be. The taste was also rather bland and unsatisfactory.

Stir fried Chinese broccoli in oyster sauce

A simple vegetable dish of stir fried Chinese broccoli with oyster sauce rounded up our dishes. We enjoyed this dish and snapped it all up. I do love kai lan with oyster sauce, it is a match made in food heaven. Kai lan is known as Chinese broccoli.

Special Fried Rice

Kowloon's special fried rice is also something I'd recommend. One of the better fried rice I've tasted along Gouger Street, it blends shrimp and pork very nicely along with the egg-fried rice.

Kowloon is open seven days a week for both lunch and dinner services. I've been to Kowloon several times and so far they've always managed to deliver on both taste and service. This time was no different.

My only gripe with the restaurant is that the dishes came at different intervals. We had to wait a good ten minutes apart for each dish to arrive, which spoiled the dining experience a little. However, my stomach and I are still pretty satisfied with everything.
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Why? Tasty Chinese food at affordable prices
When: Mon-Sun: 11am-3pm, 5pm-1am
Phone: (08) 8410 8299
Where: 116A Gouger St, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $12 - $18
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