Formerly located along Gouger Street, Kingdom Chinese Restaurant has moved to a new location on Grote Street. The menu is similar to the one at their previous location, so you need not worry about missing out on your favourite dishes.
Though the taste of their Singaporean Chilli Soft Shell Crab was more similar to a curry than the famous Singaporean Chilli Crab dish, it was still delicious. The pieces of soft-shell crab were of a generous size and had a lovely crispness to them. We also liked that the texture of the sauce did not make the crab too soggy.
Singaporean Chilli Soft Shell Crab (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The pieces of chicken in the Honey & Pepper Chicken were cooked just right, with the batter coating contrasting wonderfully with the flesh. The honey sauce they were tossed in was not too sweet and included pepper for a hint of peppery taste. Also tossed in the sauce were capsicum and celery for extra flavour and texture.
Honey & Pepper Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The vegetables in the Enoki Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables Vermicelli Hot Pot still retained a bit of bite and the amount of vermicelli was generous. The sauce enhanced the flavour of the ingredients and we thought the dish could do with a bit more of it. If you desire, you can request chilli and soy sauce, but don't be too heavy-handed as their chilli has a potent spicy kick.
Enoki Mushrooms and Mixed Vegetables Vermicelli Hot Pot (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
One of the fried rice dishes that can be ordered, XO Sauce Fried Rice had rice that was light and fluffy and there was sufficient XO Sauce to impart the dish with its distinctive flavour. Shrimps and Char Siu pork served as the main meat ingredients and the beansprouts added a bit of extra texture. It was also cooked sufficiently to give a bit of a charred taste.
XO Sauce Fried Rice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The prawns, scallops, squid and fish in the Fried Seafood E-Mein Noodles were fresh and the noodles were cooked al dente. The vegetables still retained a bit of bite and there was enough sauce to ensure the dish was not too dry.
Fried Seafood E-Mein Noodles (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Though the description of Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad may suggest a fine texture, the pieces of chicken were actually quite chunky. However, they were still tender and the degree of spiciness of the sauce should be suitable for most tastes. A contrast of texture and some freshness was provided by the chunks of cucumber.
Spicy Shredded Chicken Salad (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The decor gave the restaurant a bit of a formal feel. This new location is more spacious than their former Gouger Street restaurant.