The food was mostly pretty good, with a few clinkers. We ordered a lot because there were many tempting descriptions on the menu. (We were staying in an apartment, so the left-overs came with us and, with a few additions, made a good dinner the next night.) Steamed chicken in dark soy was salty, without another flavor dimension. Oysters stewed with ginger, green onion and oyster sauce were plump, large and tasty. Stuffed eggplant with black bean sauce was very good. The fried squid was too greasy. Service was impersonal. One goes to such restaurants for the food, not the service or ambiance. If you go, try to be seated upstairs, as it is lighter and airier.
Mr. Kong's is in Chinatown, in the theater district. Leicester Square tube stop (Picadilly and Northern lines) is the closest.
July 3, 2002
From journal London Eats