King Valley Tea House

After my visit, I had the following comments:

Deep Fried Shrimp Dumplings

1) The deep fried shrimp dumplings were awesome, the best.

Macau Egg Custard

2) I liked the egg custard. The outside was nice and flaky. The inside was soft. Perhaps it tasted like undercooked flan? No... hmm, maybe overcooked custard? In any case, I liked it.

Shrimp Rice Noodle Rolls

3) The steamed  BBQ pork buns were okay, but not as good as the BBQ pork rice noodle.

4) Speaking of the BBQ pork rice noodle, I also thought the BBQ pork rice noodle was better than the shrimp rice noodle, if not equal.

Honey Walnut Prawns

5) As for the walnut shrimp, I thought it was overpriced for the amount served: 6.10 for like six or so pieces.

Chinese Broccoli w/ Oyster Sauce

6) On the other hand, there was a lot of Chinese broccoli. However, the oyster sauce that came with it was a bit salty.

7) Finally, the last comment I have is that the har gow was okay. 4:36PM PT

Shrimp dumplings

I headed back here today, but I got a little lost along the way. I thought the restaurant was directly off of San Pablo, but you actually have to turn onto Fernandez.

In any case, I got the fried lemon chicken and the house chow mein.

Fried lemon chicken.

As a warning, smelling the lemon chicken is a bad idea, because it has an overwhelmingly strong smell. In any case, it tasted good. In particular, there was a good amount of chicken relative to the flour that surrounded it. I also liked how the flour was nice and soft, though I know some people would prefer it crispy. Some pieces were crispier than others.

House chow mein.

As for the chow mein, I found it to be thick and oily. Fortunately, the BBQ beef was delicious.

In the end, there was enough food leftover to provide me with two additional meals. Three solid meals for twenty bucks is pretty good.

King Valley Tea House

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