Friday, May 30, 2008

Hope Kee

We went to Hope Kee for dinner tonight. It's a recently opened "Hong Kong" style restaurant in the new Lee Lee Oriental Market in Peoria.

We ordered:
  • Honey Glaze BBQ Pork ($6.95)
  • Yu Shan Eggplant Clay Pot ($7.95; Mince pork with Chinese egg plant in spicy brown sauce)
  • hot tea ($2.25 for a pot)
Prior to our food arriving, they gave us two small side dishes. One w/ marinated radish, cucumber, and carrot and another w/ salted roasted peanuts. The marinated veggies were ok. The peanuts were nice.

The BBQ Pork was very good. It was a pretty large portion. Patty thought it could have been a tiny bit sweeter. I thought it was just right.

The eggplant dish was excellent. The eggplant was cooked just right and the sauce was great - full of garlic and ginger.

The only thing that could have used improvement was the steamed rice. It was a bit too mushy.

We both enjoyed the food. It was a very promising first visit. We'll be back!

Places mentioned:

Hope Kee
7575 W. Cactus Rd.
Peoria, AZ 85381

No comments: