After talking about it, procrastinating, and talking about it some more … I finally went in to Wok Café. I’m in the area quite often, I’ve heard nothing but good things about the place, but for some reason, I never went in. I’m not a decor guru so I’ll stick to the food
The menu is big, but I was focused on the first page (after the cover). All the combos range from ~$8 – $10
We were two, and I really wanted to get the General Tao chicken; I love the stuff, but everyone gets it … so…. I went with the Chicken with Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce hoping the other order was going to be the General Tao
Before I jump ahead, “All meals are served with rice, vegetables and your choice of spring roll or soup: wonton or hot and sour”.
I went with the hot and sour, the other was the wonton. Both were very good. The noodles were nice and packed in the wonton and the hot and sour was … well … hot and sour … which was good
The Spicy Peanut Butter Sauce was good too, not spicy enough for my liking. I wish it was because I found the peanut butter a little overwhelming after awhile. There wasn’t much competing with it.
The whole dish had a mix of vegetables like green peppers, onions, peas and stuff along with the chicken. The side vegetables were steamed and lightly sautéed and were a good break from the peanut butter overdose. Don’t get me wrong, overall, I liked it, I just wanted the heat.I tried to add Sriracha to the plate but it was going to get messy, so I added a little.
The General Tao rocked. It was meaty, well battered and fried and the sauce was really good. They aren’t cheap on the portions. When I saw the mountain of chicken I was almost sure it was going to be a little piece of chicken surrounded by an air-bag of batter (which really isn’t a bad thing in my opinion) but it was really meaty.
The service was great. To make a long story short, it seems I’m still new to this drinking water thing because i ended up with my entire glass all over the table and the floor. They were kind enough to move us to a new table instead of just trying to dry everything up.
So basically, the positives were … price, value, portion size, service and flavour. The negative is that the spicy isn’t so spicy*.
* Come to think of it, when I go to my local Thai Express, the ‘default’ spicy isn’t really spicy either. I’m going to chalk it up to “leveling up” on the spice-o-meter
Place du Marché
3510 Boul. des Sources
Mon – Sun: 11 a.m – 11 p.m