Kings Joy – that is the perfect name for this restaurant. Beautifully designed, with clean modern furniture, crisp decor and delectable food, just being at this restaurant is a joy. Kings Joy is the coming together of a Buddhist monk and a nutritionist that are trying to promote healthy eating and vegetarianism to the world. I am definitely not complaining! You can feel the serenity of buddhism in the vibe of the restaurant.
This eatery is definitely looking to the future with its food, clean design and high-tech gadgets. The menus are iPads and you have to order as if you are shopping online, its very hard to do that when you have so many options! The menu had a variety of asian fusion foods, and some Italian options as well, we steered away from the Italian and went all out on the asian.Â
While we were making up our minds on what to order, we were presented with a welcome dish of organic cherry tomatoes, which was delicious, fresh, and had a slight sweet and salty dusting on it. The service was great and our food came in perfect timing. The Spicy cold bean curd – layers of bean curd wrapped around a crunchy centre with a nice tangy sauce to go with it was really good. The fruity sushi, I know this can sound daunting, was absolutely fantastic! I would come back just for this. The rice and the fruit made a perfect combination, almost the way cheese cuts fruit, amazing! The cold yam dish looked spectacular, but was a bit of a let down taste-wise. The Indonesian fried rice and mapo tofu were also great, like comfort food with a twist. They were well flavoured and complimented each other well. The Mango and Avocado salad was a refreshing palette cleanser. We ordered a few more things but these were the stand out selections.
The desserts were passable and not upto the mark of the food. All in all it was a wonderful asian meal with great service, a little heavy on the pocket, but 100% worth it! Don’t miss out on this one, shop a little less if you must.
2 Wudaoying Hutong, Yonghegong, Dongcheng district