There isn't really any good Chinese restaurants around my area so when a friend recommended this place as half decent I thought I'd try it out. Imperial Prince Chinese Restaurant is situated in O'Halloran Hill just after all the shops on Main South Road and before the BP petrol station. I was hoping to find myself a local takeaway or lazy night eatery. The decor was OK and the menu was what you would expect of a standard Chinese restaurant here.
It does kind of look like an old house that has been converted. We were starving so this was probably our record time to ordering. First up: Shan tung Chicken with garlic and vinegar sauce. It was a bit of a worry when I ordered this and the waitress didn't know what it was and I had to point it to her on the menu and she told me no one has ever ordered that. Well, I hope the chef can still make it?! Shan Tung chicken is basically deep fried chicken which has been marinated in a chilli and ginger marinade. The skin was crispy and the meat still juicy and the vinegar based sauce was quite nice. I'm glad it wasn't a disappointment.
The Sizzling Chilli Beef was no where near spicy. Apart from the fumes being peppery it didn't actually taste spicy. It was tender beef in a nice sauce nonetheless. I thought it could have had more sauce.
We spotted Curry Fried Rice on the menu and had to try it. I was wondering if it's like Singapore noodles but a fried rice instead. It was actually really nice with peas, bean sprouts, shrimp and BBQ pork. I think I might try making curry fried rice at home from now on.