Fung’s Kitchen and a Taste of Hong Kong
Two things to remember when trying out Fung’s Kitchen for the first time.
#1 - Go with a group and request the “lazy susan table” so you can share. If you go by yourself or with only one other person, you’re going to miss out on tasting a variety of scrumptious dishes! The chef hails from Hong Kong, and the food is authentic, not like our typical Americanized Chinese food.
#2 - Ask for Liz (or her Vietnamese name – Nga) to wait on you.
The purpose for Reason #2, is that both menus are so extensive, that Liz will get you on the right track of what to order. She’s super helpful.
First, there is an American menu. For those who want the typical fare you can usually get in a Chinese restaurant.
Liz immediately made us realize we wanted to have nothing to do with this menu so we opened the Chinese menu instead…and then discovered we were lost, for it is vast page upon page of choices we knew nothing about.
Which is where Liz came in.
After getting a feel for what we could and couldn’t handle (pig intestine, duck tongue), she made some recommendations that were outstanding, took our order, happily chatted with us for the remainder of the night and really took care of us.
For the record, I would probably try one of these things. Mr. W will verify this..I’ll pretty much try anything.
But before we get to the food, let me show you an inside shot of Fung’s Kitchen.
Fung’s has a classy look, with some elegant touches, like real napkins and chopstick holders. No “break apart” cheapo chopsticks here folks, you get the nice version and…it’s also very clean.
It just makes ya feel…well special.
One thing that might make you uncomfortable (or super excited, if you’re a foodie) is the glass case with hanging roasted ducks and pork.
This case has dual fold purposes, one being to showcase their magnificent roast duck, but also to allow customers to pick which duck they’re ordering.
Don’t be freaked out by it, it’s delicious!
On Liz’s suggestion, here are a few of the things we ordered.
The above mentioned Roast Duck ($6.95) - this is only one-fourth of a duck. It has a crispy skin with succulent meat inside and the sauce is just superb with hints of Asian flavors like five-spice. Here is a shot of 1/2 of a crispy duck ($9.95) from my last visit.
But, as much as I loved the roast duck..this duck dish really won my heart over.
The Braised Duck with Assorted Meats ($14.95) was absolutely delicious. The duck was falling-apart tender and the other addition of meats like beef, pork and squid along with baby bok choy were all bathed in a savory sauce that was wonderful.
Mr.Wonderful ordered the King’s Special Pan-Fried Noodles.
These noodles were so delicious…I mean, I loved the variety of meats atop of them like Duck, pork, squid and shrimp, but the noodles were part crispy, and part soft due to soaking up the savory sauce spooned over all. This was good people…super good.
Mr. W’s mom ordered the Peking Style Pork Chops ($8.45).
We took our first taste of these and squealed with delight. The sauce…OH the asian style BBQ sauce was so good on these!
Long after the chops were eaten, Mr. W was adding rice to the sauce on the plate because it was just that good.
Cheryl ordered one of the hot pots.
The Assorted Seafood and Tofu Hotpot ($9.95). Inside of this was a variety of seafood and fried tofu in a savory sauce. Incidentally, we received a choice of fried or steamed rice that came out in a large covered pot.
And you should use this to sop up the sauce in the bottom of any hot pot!
Oddly enough, this dish was what I ordered on my last visit to Fungs, and I loved it. But this visit it was my least favorite thing, I think due to our other menu items being superb.
Laura ordered something called Salad Shrimp with Crispy Walnuts. I expected some sort of salad to come out and was intrigued when her dish arrived looking like this.
The white that you see on the shrimp was a light batter of sorts (involving cornstarch I think) and the result was perfectly cooked and juicy shrimp with a very-thin, crispy coating. These were all lumped together in one mass but easily pulled apart. They were also surrounded by a circle of walnuts that had been somewhat candied and I believe deep fried as well – SO GOOD and not like anything I’ve ever had.
This was a popular side dish with all of us. Snow Pea Tips.
Similar in flavor to spinach crossed with greens, this slightly bitter vegetable was very good and we all agreed we loved it.
Chris ordered the Triple Delight ($11.95)
The thing that really stood out in this dish were the sliced scallops. But the shrimp and squid were yummy as well as were the vegetables. Again, this dish had another delicious sauce!
For dessert Liz brought us out an order of their Sticky Rice Roll ($2.35).
Our reviews on this were mixed. Mr W and his mom loved it and I think Cheryl liked it as well while Laura and I did not. It’s a texture thing..imagine a very dense sweet moist rice wrapped around another sweet filling and rolled in coconut.
Of noteworthy mention from my last visit was this soup.
This soup is called Westlake Beef and Egg Swirl Soup and it is similar to an egg drop soup but with little chunks of beef in it and a hint of Chinese five spice to give a truly different flavor. Very good.
If you like to try different ethnicities of foods, I encourage you to try Fung’s Kitchen for a great culinary experience. The great thing about Oklahoma City is while you might not be able to travel to a foreign land, you are transported to Hong Kong with the exotic flavors at Fung’s.
Experience it for yourself…then come back and tell me what YOU liked at Fung’s
3231 N. Classen Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73118
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