Take life in hands @ Royal King Cafe!
There's there nothing worse that bad chinese food.
In fact, it ranks right up there with icky sex!
So, if you're strolling down Kearney Street towards Chinatown, and tempted to alight at the Royal King Cafe (Kearney & Commercial) to order up some Chinese, keep walking!
The Royal King Cafe has the worst Chinese food in San Francisco (possibly on the West Coast).
How a chef could screw up a simple order of steamed garlic chicken on a bed of white rice (and a cup of soothing hot tea) is beyond me!
The chicken was tough and rubbery and consisted mostly of lifeless undercooked skin.
The spoon and fork (no knife was offered up) made it a difficult proposition to get to the meat at the center - if a few tasty morsels lurked there - that is.
The cook either forgot the garlic seasoning, or it was sprayed on so thin, that it evaporated during the heat-up process.
Seriously, folks - did 'ya warm up yesterday's left-over entree in a microwave - or what?
When I asked for a cup of green tea, the server noted that the restaurant only stocked regular tea!
Although, I politely passed on the American brand, the waitress sauntered over with a cup of it anyway.
Frankly, it tasted like luke-warm water.
By the way, the owner has framed photos of himself posing with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mayor Gavin Newsom, gracing the modest interior walls.
The winsome twosome must have been in-their-cups when they endorsed this joint!
To make matters worse?
No fortune cookie.
Just as well, it probably would have uttered up an ominous message, anyway.