Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Monkey King Pub & Grub

I was attracted to the concept and menu of Monkey King Pub and Grub on Park Street, but actually going inside and having a meal is a different story.  First of all, the restaurant has too many themes going all at once, there are several televisions along the wall to make it a sports bar, there are girlish and modern light fixtures at the bar area, and the Asian themed wall mural of  a Monkey in the country and ice country.  The music they play during dinner hours is top 40 American and if you stay longer, the music gets louder and the lights go dim.

The appetizer and dinner menu were creative and a good selection to choose from. I ordered items that were recommended by the staff of Eggplant Tofu, Beef Chow Fun and Salt and Pepper Prawns.  The prawns were decent and not overcooked, however, I did not get a flavor punch of salt and pepper.  The eggplant tofu was okay, the sauce was a little thick and gooey as the food cooled. The beef chow fun lacked flavor and it was the least favorite. There were plenty of vegetables and beef in the chow fun, but the flavors did not shine.

The positive aspect of this restaurant is that it stays open until 2 am.  Great for late night drinks and snacks to munch on.

1 comment:

gozion said...

i like the monkey king a lot...staff is really really nice....make me feel welcome always, & i am an older woman...i love that u can pick up a big big plate of food like garlic noodles as late as 1:30 a,m. most nights...sit on the couch there & draw if i like...luxurious ladies room!! the food is not spectacular, no...go to burma superstar for spectacular food...but monkey king>? i;m glad its there.