First of all, I am so glad to have this site set up as an alternative to CH*W. Thank you!!!
I went to King Tsin last nite for the first time since the new ownership. I used to be there often for lunch, but as the quality started to decline, so did my patronage. Last nite did not disappoint. Except that I was with a friend who can’t handle spicey food so our selection was limited.
First, they offered a complementary serving of cabbage kimchi. It had a nice kick.
Then we delighted in the charred cabbage. Much the same as China Village. It was perfect: depth of flavor, just enough of a charrred flavor and a fun presentation for the table.
Duck sauteed with ginger was light, but flavorful. Perfect for those who can’t handle the heat of other dishes on the menu.
Then my fave: bittermelon with pork. To my palette, it was identical to the one I always have had at China Village – which is to say, excellent. (ps on the menu, it’s listed as bittermelon with beef, but I prefer to substitute with pork.)
Also, the container of hot sauce on the table was really really great. I’ve never had one like it --deep flavor, dark rich color – so I really don’t know the name or how it’s made. Suffice it to say: yummy.
The bad news: There was a dearth of diners.
The good news: There was a plethora of parking spaces.
ps There’s a full bar.