King Sing Chinese Cuisine, CA

Special Assorted Cold Platter
King Sing Chinese Cuisine
Assorted Cold Platter

501 Balboa Street

San Francisco, CA 94118

Cuisine: Chinese

Attire: Casual

My family and I came here for dinner on a Sunday to celebrate three generations of birthdays — my uncle, cousin and nephew. We enjoyed a pre-fixed dinner menu with about 9 dishes for twleve people. Some dishes on the menu were substituted with different dishes. Originally the dishes serve for ten people, but my aunt said they are flexible in accommodating more people and will increase the portions if you let them know ahead of time. Service was great, it didn’t feel like you were being rushed out of the dinner table. Dishes came at a steady, relaxing pace.
Overall nice interior. Rich, wine colors along the walls. Large LCD screens, large wine rack, and the most prominent is the chandelier surrounded by tented lavender cloth. I was pleasantly surprised at the decoration and effort put in to make this restaurant classier than most Chinese Restaurants I’ve visited.
Parking: Mostly street parking
Food (All eaten family style):
Special Assorted Cold Platter  (top image)- consists of jellyfish, some meats like beef and pork, garnished with orange and lime slices
Crispy Fried Chicken Wings – great appetizer to start with or share with friends

deep fried quail
Deep Fried Quail

Deep Fried Quail – I’m not too crazy about quail in general – always seems tougher to chew on than most meats, this one wasn’t any different.

seafood lettuce cups
Seafood Lettuce Cups

Seafood Lettuce Cups – Interesting dish I recommend. The stuffing is new to me, not your typical meat stuffing. You take a lettuce cup, spread a little oyster sauce on and then add stuffing. Wrap the lettuce cup like a burrito and eat.

spare ribs
Spare Ribs

Spare ribs – delicious! love the sauce. Came with broccoli on the side.

peking duck
Peking Duck

Peking Duck – My absolute favorite! The best part is the crispy skin.. yum. Take a bread piece and open like a book. Spread a little oyster sauce, then add some duck (don’t skip the skin!) Close bread and devour.

Shark's Fin Soup with Crab Meat
Shark’s Fin Soup With Crab Meat

Shark’s Fin Soup with Crab Meat – I’ve had better, or maybe my portion just didn’t get much meat. But a good soup. one of my favorite soups that always makes me feel guilty about eating sharks.

Steamed whole rod cod
Steamed Whole Rod Cod

Steamed whole rod cod – very fresh, not too salty

Salty Egg Yolk Crab
Salty Egg Yolk Crab

Salty Egg Yolk Crab – wow this is good. maybe a little salty, but texture is just right, and fresh!

Scallops with baby bok choi
Scallops with Baby Bok Choi

Scallops with Baby Bok Choi – Another good one. If you like regular bok choi you’ll love baby ones – much more tender

Seafood Fried Rice
Seafood Fried Rice

Seafood Fried Rice – so much food! This was great, not to dry or salty.

One Response to “King Sing Chinese Cuisine, CA”
  1. Melissa says:

    Great post. That food looks fantastic! I have to say, however, please please please rethink eating shark fin soup. Shark populations the world over are being decimated for soup and the fin doesn’t even taste like anything. Any chef will tell you they have to flavour it with chicken broth and other ingredients. As the top predator in their environment sharks play a vital role in the health of our oceans. Some shark populations are down over 90% in less than 20 years. Thank you for reading.

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