TAste Queen: Krewstown Center, NE PHIlly
What a pleasant surprise! Let me be the first to review this gem.
When I called to make a reservation for a round table for 6, I asked if they had oysters in house
to make oysters with ginger and scallion. (I knew they wouldn't; but I wanted to order them in
advance if that was possible. Yup. And, while I was at it, I ordered one medium sized lobster;
figuring that would be two wonderful dishes for family, and we could order the rest off the menu.
Good move! Hostess recommended steamed oysters rather than fried. when they came, they
were huge, scrumptious, the best oyster dish I have ever tasted, served in the shell, with copious sauce in the shell, and on the dish. Lobster Cantonese had an unusally tasty sauce as well
as nice presentation. Roast duck and all the accmpaniements hit the spot. At $21.95 it was
ample for the five of us who partook. Hubby doesn't share in Chinese restaurants, but he thought
his eggplant with garlic sauce dish was special--only $7.50 for a very large portion. Granddaughter
ordered a scallop with mixed vegetable dish ($10.95) that she enjoyed.
Oops, starting at the beginning: two of us ordered pumpkin soup, which they raved over. I had
a taste, and thought it most unusual and good. Three of us shared the house special clam/shrimp/tofu soup for $6.95, and thought that was top notch. We all had dessert--the total
came to $120 including tax--a wonderful meal for $20/each on the average. (Sorry, no idea what
was charged for the lobster or the oysters, but they were worth it. I was sorry I hadn't ordered a dozen oysters... Even the fried banana were more delicate than one expects.
Decor lovely, warm good service--looking forward to coming back. Again and again. the hostess
told me that in the 8 years they have been in business there, I was the first person to order oysters!Seemed like a prudent thing to do if one likes oysters. Or lobster for that matter--there was no lobster on the menu. 215-969-1988 for those who would like to replicate part(s) of our menu.