Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Bob's Kitchen

If you went to Bob's Kitchen, what type of food would you expect, Australian, maybe American burgers. Wrong! You get Shanghai food, mainly dumplings. Bob's Kitchen is located in Kingsway in Glen Waverley near the Novotel cinemas. I must have been to Bob's Kitchen over 10 times, but always forget to take photos and do a review.

Bob's Kitchen is ultra ultra popular. On weekends during lunch and dinner, forget about getting a table unless you're really early, have booked (they won't hold the booking for longer than 15 minutes because its so busy) or are prepared to wait 30 minutes. So why is it so popular you ask, are the dumplings out of this world. Well, not really. I don't even know if they make the dumplings or just buy them. Regardless, the dumplings are ok, but its popularity is due to it being so CHEAP, that's right cheap in capitals.

My friend Justin and I stopped by for a 3pm lunch after tennis and the place was still full. We got the Fried Pork Dumpling ($7 for 15 large dumplings), which was ok.

The Fried Prawn Dumpling ($7 for 10 large dumplings), which looks the same as the pork ones from the exterior, taste better, albeit a little too salty this time.

We also got the very popular Fried Shanghai Noodles, only because they were out of the Wine Chicken and the Pork Jelly (a shame since those two dishes are nice).

So as usual, we ordered way more than we could eat. Despite stuffing ourselves, we still have more than half a plate of dumplings left, so took that away. For $10, we ate until we couldn't more.

Bob's Kitchen is definitely a good place for a quick cheap meal. The shop itself is quite nice and spacious and service is good for such cheap prices. My only question is why they don't put bottles of soy sauce on the table, rather than having to ask for some everytime. The food is definitely not for the health conscious. There was so much oil oozing out of my dumplings that I always inevitably burn my tongue on the hot oil as I bite into it and it squirts on my tongue and all over my shirt. This time I managed to break the dumplings first and pour out the oil, filling up the plate with a lot of oil.

Overall Rating: 12/20, Food is good and cheap, great for a quick meal.

Scores: 1-9: Unacceptable, don't bother. 10-11: Just OK,some shortcomings. 12: Fair. 13: Getting there. 14: Recommended. 15: Good. 16: Really good. 17: Truly excellent. 18: An outstanding experience. 19-20: Approaching perfection, Victoria's best.

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