Year of the Takeout: Day 8
They don't skimp on the shrimp sauce ...
Day 8: Shrimp With Chili Sauce from King House (1053 St. Nicholas Avenue, 212-928-9329)
Well. Expectations already hovered on the low side of the spectrum when I decided to get the shrimp with chili sauce from King House -- in restaurants with predominately American customers, gravies that get marketed as "spicy" or "chili" typically lack heat.
Fit for royalty?
At $9, the pick feels like a strange stew of sweet and sour sauce and oddly shaped vegetables. Spice does not come into play whatsoever -- instead, you have a decent portion of shellfish that gets completely masked by mouthful upon mouthful of chopped onion. Sure, the shrimp taste fresh, but the presence of less than a dozen prawns can hardly justify the price.
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