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Lao Dong Chou Huang (Old East Porridge King): "Savour some Cantonese soup" Top 5 Page for this destination Kunming Restaurant Tip by hooiluangoh

Kunming Restaurants: 100 reviews and 98 photos

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by hooiluangoh

This is a chain restaurant, but heard the standards vary from shop to shop.

The roasts are hanging in the kitchen, separated by a glass window from outsiders on the street. Reminds one of Hong Kong cantonese cuisine.

Typical chinese eatery. Tables for 4 are most common. Clean.

Serves dim dum, daily soup, rice with various roasts, and noodles.

The menu is in chinese. The specials are on the wall. The rest lies underneath the glass tabletop.

Favorite Dish: The daily soup (RMB6 per bowl) calms those who missed home-cooked soup. I had "pa wang hua" which happened to be soup of the day.

The roast (I had char siew rice RMB 10) was so-so. The gravy is lacking something. I had expected it to be thick and savoury, but it was not.

The yam roll (RMB 10 for 3 pieces) is a must-try. This is similar to "Woo Kok", senze meat.
The roll is just fluffy and crunchy outside, the yam paste inside is just soft but not sticky.

Address: Wei Yuan Jie
Price Comparison: about average
Directions: In the city center. the restaurant is to the north of, on a street parallel to Carrefour on Nanping street.
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Chinese/Dim Sum

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 16, 2004
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