Connie’s Cook House

Click to add a blog post for Connie's Cook House on ZomatoWe were looking for a place to dine for dinner, but it seemed like everywhere on 4th Ave was really busy. We stumbled upon Connie’s and Sheepie suggested we try, even though it was pretty empty, except 3 diners.

The interior was colourful with yellow checkered table cloths along with metal, iron looking chairs. We ordered the House Special Chow Mein $10.95 and Kung-Po Chicken with Peanuts (hot) $11.25. The food arrived promptly.

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idearabbit-conniecookhouse2Kung-Po Chicken with Peanuts (hot) $11.25

idearabbit-conniecookhouse3 House Special Chow Mein $10.95

The Kung-po was topped with deep fried cashew nuts. The sauce was really salty and heavy in soy sauce, so that must be the reason why the server asked if we wanted rice. But since we had the noodles, we had declined. The baby corn (my favourite) had an odd ‘off’ taste – not fresh…though they were likely from cans, so I guess not fresh, but nonetheless, I avoided them after trying 2 bad ones. Portion was pretty good.

The noodles on the other hand was really bland. Chicken were tender, but was wary on trying any of the seafood after the bad fortune with the baby corn. I was skeptical of their ‘freshness’ of the food. The noodles were crunchy and there was plenty of sauce. We mixed the Kung-po and this dish to ‘balance’ out the saltiness. Portion was decent with lots of veggies, chicken and seafood.

Service was satisfactory. Food was ok, but not enough for me to actually make effort to come back for.

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