Ken Kee

May 23 2010 - 9:20 AM

Although Chicago's Chinatown offers cuisine spanning from Beijing to Yunnan, my Chinese comfort food standby is still the Hong Kong-style Cantonese food at Ken Kee.

This isn't your standard 1950s Cantonese-American chop suey joint, however. Ken Kee can be best described as a Hong Kong diner. Its vast selection of authentic menu options range from fried noodles and rice dishes to more exotic fare like duck tongue and pork intestine. Ken Kee also offers a Hong Kong take on Western food, with dishes like condensed milk & peanut butter toast and spaghetti with ham in tomato sauce.

Lest you can't decide what to eat, the menu features pictures of many of Ken Kee's offerings. No matter what you order, the food is generally good, fast, and cheap—and it's open late!

Beef short ribs in honey & black pepper sauce

Ong choy (a.k.a., kong xin cai or Chinese water spinach) with garlic

Japanese tofu with golden (enoki) mushrooms

Ken Kee
2129A S China Place (inside the two-story Chinatown Square)
Chicago, IL 60616
(312) 842-3423
Hours: 11 a.m. – 1 a.m.