King Fish is an authentic Chinese restaurant specialising in Cantonese cuisine. It’s one of the few Chinese restaurants in International City located in Morocco rather than the China Cluster, where the majority of the notable others are. Irrespective of its limited space, stereotypical of authentic Chinese restaurants, it has one or two private dining rooms in addition to the communal area where we dined. And true to Cantonese form, it also has a fish tank from where you can order fresh fish. Its interior is modest and simple but clean and well kept.
It’s interesting that we ordered chicken, duck and even shrimp but no fish; a must in a Cantonese restaurant where the locals would probably order a clear soup, a steamed whole fish, sautéed kangkong and rice. Note, one of King Fish’s signature dishes is goose but you need to call ahead for this. Instead, we ordered Cantonese Poached Chicken, Roasted Duck, the most amazing Egg Tofu with Enoki MushroomsE, a fragrant Spicy Incense Pot and Sautéed Kangkong with Garlic, Chicken and Mushroom soup (not as a starter but as a side with our mains), and a bowl of long grain sticky rice each.
The birds were amazing, both chopped and served bone-on; the duck with crispy skin and chicken’s soft. I avoided my rice till the very end, pouring in the soy, ginger and chicken flavoured sauce (from the poached chicken) to make my own version of congee which I had with the garlicy kangkong – OMG! Although I enjoyed everything, my favourites were the must-try Egg Tofu with Enoki Mushrooms and the Spicy Incense Pot; both were ridiculously good.
It may be because I was there with my Chinese food buddies, Jackson and Paul, service was extremely attentive and friendly. I really liked King Fish. It’s definitely one of the better Chinese restaurants in International City and easily one of the best Cantonese in Dubai. Irrespective of where you live, this restaurant is worth the drive out for. Remember to order at least one fish dish.
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