January 16, 2019:
Dropped by Trusty Congee King (靠得住粥麵小館) after noticing the advert for it in the MOSTown shopping mall. It was apparently a Michelin Star restaurant.
We arrived at 4:50 p.m. just in time to take advantage of their afternoon tea special. It was a nicely designed and chic-looking Chinese restaurant inside of the mall. Upon closer inspection, their placemat signified another location as the Michelin Star restaurant and not this location I was at.
Their afternoon tea special included the main dish plus an option of rice rolls or vegetables. It was such a good deal! 😀
The wonton noodles arrived almost instantaneously after placing the order. The wonton noodles looked so good and the taste and texture reflected this. It was thin wonton noodles that had the right bounce to it. There were three shrimp wontons (as specified clearly in the menu) and these were delicious. The wonton skin was very thin and smooth. The inside stuffing had a shrimp and some meat. I was really satisfied with this and gobbled the whole bowl down in a matter of minutes. 😀
My mom chose the chicken congee, which was also impressive. The congee was very “meen” and the chicken pieces was plentiful in the congee although there were quite a few chicken bones embedded within the congee.
The two sides we chose were the rice rolls and vegetables. The rice rolls surprised me. These were super smooth and thin! The best kind.
The steamed vegetables were good.
The afternoon special menu was written on the menu to be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., but by 5:30 p.m., the servers already went around to all the tables to collect the afternoon tea menus. Also, any guest that arrived were also turned away if they wanted the afternoon deal. I thought this was unfair for the menu to say 6 p.m. when the deal actually concluded at 5:30 p.m.