Rock Kung

Spring Onion + Ginger Mud Crab on a bed of noodles

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Address: 101 Kings Way, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150
Phone: (03) 9560 9032
Website: N/A
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Foodie Partners: Stuart, Kevin, Mark, Ci Ci, Jeremy

So this year’s Haidong Gumdo  last class for 2011, we went to Rock Kung for dinner. One was to have the last dinner with our awesome master for 2011, and the other one is to celebrate Ci Ci and I receiving our official yellow belt certificate. It’s a lot of hard work, but hey, I need my exercise to keep doing these food blog posts! :)

So Rock Kung is the typical Cantonese Restaurant, serving the traditional dishes served with rice type meals.
We ordered a several dishes to share, and boy we were full (But still had room for dessert).

We started off with the mud crab, which was stir fried with spring onions and ginger. It was probably my favourite dish for the night. It was messy eating it, but you get a bowl of lemon water to wash your fingers and a disposable refresher towel.

Spring Onion + Ginger Mud Crab on a bed of noodles
Spring Onion + Ginger Mud Crab on a bed of noodles

 Next off, we had the Cantonese styled Mapo Tofu. This style of Mapo tofu is different to the well known shichuan mapo tofu, which is the spicy styled one. This cantonese styled mapo tofu was actually sour, with mushrooms, capsicums and mince pork, and not spicy at all.
It’s good to mix it with rice, but I prefer my sichuan mapo tofu to be honest!

Cantonese styled mapo tofu

Cantonese styled mapo tofu

 

Next comes the Teo chew styled fish ball in claypot dish. With my grandparents coming from the teo chew province, I would have thought that I would be familiar with this dish, but in actual fact I dont.
I do know that we love eating our fish balls, and we love our salty mustard greens, but yeah, this dish is completely new to me. It’s good to eat with rice, that’s for sure :)

Teo Chew styled fish balls in claypot

Teo Chew styled fish balls in claypot

Next was the dish of roast duck and roast pork. You really cant go wrong with a plate of mixed roast. Great with dipping sauce, but full of fat and cholesterol! (That’s why I need a hard 2-3 hour training of martial arts)

Roast Pork and Roast Duck

Roast Pork and Roast Duck

Next came the Steam Barramundi. I love fish, and I love fish steamed. I cant really complain about this dish.

Steamed Barramundi

Steamed Barramundi

Here comes the pork ribs slathered with unknown sauce. Both Ci Ci and I agreed that it wasn’t well cooked because of the over use of Chinese vinegar and soy sauce. It felt like eating pork ribs soaked in vinegar and soy sauce, and nothing else. A BIG thumbs down.

Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs

And to finish off our meal, we were served a bowl of complimentary red bean with tapioca soup, flavoured with tangerine peel. I actually enjoyed it. It’s good for us females too! As it is nourishing for the blood. :)

Red beans and tapioca soup

Red beans and tapioca soup

 

 

3 Comments

  • [...] doubt a well cooked dish! The lobster was very meaty, and cooked to perfection. In comparison to Rock Kung’s version, myself, Tomi and Kate prefer No 1 Seafood Cafe’s version better. If you’re [...]

  • Reply December 8, 2012

    Quantum of Solace

    We had fresh cooked mudcrab at Rock Kung on1st Dec 2012. It was sweet and cooked to perfection. Also the Bean curd, Shitake and bok choy dish was very good. Rock Kung may seem a bit disorganised at times but they can cook Cantonese food very well. Mud crabs are not as meaty as Lobster. It helps to read the wall specials. Mud crab at $19.80 a lb and Lobster at $38.80 a lb. In this metric age, only the Chinese would price per lb. Hint multiply by 2.2 for price per kg.
    I can recommend the barbecue meats, duck and chicken.
    Am off to try No 1 Seafood cafe tonight.

    • Reply December 10, 2012

      Peach-Water

      Hey Quantum of Solace,
      Thanks for that information!
      Rock Kung definitely has high quality Cantonese food :) I definitely enjoyed my visit.
      Yeah, if I’m in Glen Waverley and I feel like BBQ meat, I usually go there to order it :)

      Hope you enjoy your time at No1 Seafood Cafe :)
      Love,
      Peach

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