Friday, March 26, 2010
I think my favourite place for Chinese food in London, Ontario, is Kambie Chinese Restaurant at 375 Horton. I take my wife there occasionally, and although I do try something new now and then, I almost always order No. 67. This is the Sliced Beef with Black Bean Sauce on Chow Mein. Yum.
I should resist giving restaurant tips as the last one I gave came back to haunt me but I've taken a number of people there, some of whom have been quite knowledgeable about Chinese cuisine, and I have yet to get a complaint.
One of my guests with whom I shared a Kambie meal ordered sauteed tender squid and I groaned. "Who has ever had 'tender' squid?" I asked. Pink pearl eraser texture without the flavour is how I have always described squid.
Well, now I know the answer: I have. I had it at Kambie.
By the way if you do go, there is a wonderful, smiling lady by the name of Isma who is always there. I believe she is an owner. If you were to tell Isma the former photographer for The London Free Press sent you and you'd like to have the sliced beef with black bean sauce with a bowl of white rice, the same dish that he loves, she'd know exactly what to bring to you.