Hong Kong Restaurant was the first Chinese restaurant I had dined when I arrived in Boston. Hearing great reviews from friends and various food portals, I came with great expectation, hoping to eat authentic Chinese food.
Located at Harvard Square, the restaurant is easy to locate because of the huge signboard. The restaurant offers set lunch combinations at less than USD8 excluding tax and tips.
Although the set lunch combinations were affordable and served in huge portions, there were better Chinese restaurants around Harvard Square like Yen Ching that were more highly reccomended. Thus, Hong Kong Restaurant is indeed forgettable.
The first set of combination was the Sweet and Sour Chicken (see photo above) served with boiled white rice and egg roll. The egg roll was very similar to spring rolls back home. In the egg roll, there were pork, mushrooms, bean sprouts and many other ingredients wrapped with egg roll wrappers. As for the sweet and sour chicken, the chicken was dipped in flour and then deep fried. Then the sweet and sour sauce was drizzled. The sauce was very different from our local taste. To me, it somehow lacked flavour. The set combination is less than USD8.00, excluding tax and tips. (Food rating: 2.5/5).
The second set combination was the Chicken with Broccoli served with boiled white rice and egg roll. This set combination was affordable, selling at less than USD8.00. The chicken and broccoli was very nicely cooked. The sauce was light and delicious. I enjoyed this set combination more than the sweet and sour chicken because of the taste. This dish suited my taste better. The egg roll was a standard item but it was a matter of whether you like it or not. (Food rating: 2.5/5)
Address: Harvard Square 1238 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge MA 02138