FOOD, Food reviews, HOLIDAYS, Living in... Australia, Uncategorized SYDNEY: our beloved Kingsford Chinese 20 January 2010


Kingsford Chinese Restaurant
426 Anzac Parade
Kingsford, Australia

PRICE: $$
RATING:

I’ve posted about Kingsford Chinese.. oh… maybe 10 times? But actually, we’ve been there more than 50 times – EASILY. It’s actually the place that Chris and I always went to when we were friends, and when we started dating. Located a stone’s throw away from our University (UNSW), we often popped on over for dinner. We ADORE the place. They serve up very reasonably priced Chinese food and OH BOY THE FOOD IS GOOD!!!! It is hands down the absolute best Chinese food we’ve ever had in Australia… and dare I say it… one of the best we’ve had in the world – yes, even compared to the food we get here in China 😛

They’re always packed out with people, almost all of which are Asian, so Chris gets to be the “token white guy” there 😉 Their outstanding dish is (and all of you will already know this if you’ve read my blog for more than a year)… the Sweet and Sour Fish. Sounds standard and I know every other place has it, but THESE GUYS DO IT BEST. Seriously, no other sweet and sour fish even comes close! This has super tender, moist chunky fish… lightly battered and crisp…. in a mild sweet and sour sauce. Oh it is just divine. I consider myself a sweet and sour fish connoisseur – I order the dish at almost every single Chinese restaurant I go to – and no one can beat this version.

We also love their Sang Tung Chicken, which is always moist and juicy, with thin crispy skin, a tumble of shallots and sliced chillies, and comes sitting in a slightly tangy sauce. It’s so good I could eat it alone with nothing else. Can’t finish the large portion that comes out? Bring it home, and the next day, shred it up to make a chicken sandwich!

And, of course, their Beef Fried Rice. A heap of hot, fragrance rice with lots of tender bits of beef and a generous amount of egg – all tumbled together. I normally only find fried rice so-so – it’s nice but not great. But this one? We get it EVERY time, because it’s superior to most other fried rice. Packed with flavour, it’s pretty much a meal on its own.

This time, we also ordered the Garlic Prawns but they were fairly normal. Nice thick prawns in a creamy garlic gravy, but similar to many other places and nothing stand-out – at least not like their other dishes above.

Hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since we started visiting Kingsford Chinese, and they’re still going strong. I hope and pray they will continue for many more decades to come.. so we can bring our children there too 🙂


Beef fried rice

Sweet and sour fish

Garlic prawns

Sang Tung chicken

Somewhere off with the fairies in Food Heaven


24 Comments

  • aqualuna posted on January 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I’m kicking myself over the fact that I’ve been living in Sydney for a while now but I still haven’t been to Kingsford Chinese! The beef fried rice and the sweet & sour fish look soooo yummy!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

      arrrrggghhhh you MUST go then! They are super duper awesome 🙂

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  • joni_to0622 posted on January 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    this was one of my fav. chinese restaurants back when I was in New College 8 years ago!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

      Ya we used to go there 2-3x a week, easily. I miss it sooooooo much now!

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  • queen_bead posted on January 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    You’ve just made me soooo hungry for Chinese food now and it’s only 9.30am 🙁 My sandwich for lunch is looking pretty boring right now!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

      It’s gone and made me hu ngry now too.. and i only have chocolate at my desk! dohhh

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  • aqualuna posted on January 20, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    I’m kicking myself over the fact that I’ve been living in Sydney for a while now but I still haven’t been to Kingsford Chinese! The beef fried rice and the sweet & sour fish look soooo yummy!

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

      arrrrggghhhh you MUST go then! They are super duper awesome 🙂

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 21, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I like the last pic. You look blissed out.

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Yeah, we were a bit zonked afterwards – tooo much good food

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  • joni_to0622 posted on January 20, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    this was one of my fav. chinese restaurants back when I was in New College 8 years ago!! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:34 am

      Ya we used to go there 2-3x a week, easily. I miss it sooooooo much now!

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:12 am

    i remember reading it couple of times already…am sure the owner’s glad you guys progressed from dating to marriage and yes, it will be so nice to bring your kids there! 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

      Yeah, the owner recognises us since we’ve been going for 10 years.. quite cute 😛

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  • divad posted on January 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    kingsford chinese…..

    such a staple… I sound like one of those old people saying ‘When I Went to UNSW, we used to walk across the road and ate….” 🙂

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

      Re: kingsford chinese…..

      At least it’s not “when I was young… blah blah blah”. now THAT sounds old 😛 And sadly, I say that all the time!!

      Reply
  • queen_bead posted on January 20, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    You’ve just made me soooo hungry for Chinese food now and it’s only 9.30am 🙁 My sandwich for lunch is looking pretty boring right now!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

      It’s gone and made me hu ngry now too.. and i only have chocolate at my desk! dohhh

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on January 21, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I like the last pic. You look blissed out.

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    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:36 am

      Yeah, we were a bit zonked afterwards – tooo much good food

      Reply
  • finding_tricia posted on January 21, 2010 at 5:12 am

    i remember reading it couple of times already…am sure the owner’s glad you guys progressed from dating to marriage and yes, it will be so nice to bring your kids there! 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 6:37 am

      Yeah, the owner recognises us since we’ve been going for 10 years.. quite cute 😛

      Reply
  • divad posted on January 21, 2010 at 7:07 am

    kingsford chinese…..

    such a staple… I sound like one of those old people saying ‘When I Went to UNSW, we used to walk across the road and ate….” 🙂

    Reply
    • beverly posted on January 21, 2010 at 9:27 am

      Re: kingsford chinese…..

      At least it’s not “when I was young… blah blah blah”. now THAT sounds old 😛 And sadly, I say that all the time!!

      Reply

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