I wrote this Chinese Food Battle 2/3/15 and what needs to be noted that Lucky’s King Wah has changed ownership in 4/15 so I don’t know how the current results would be but this is how it was.
This is a FORKING well paired battle. Both restaurants are Hong Kong Style and both restaurants offer an American/Chinese Menu and both restaurants also offer Authentic Style Cantonese Chinese Food. Both restaurants aren’t forking fancy, maybe a little dumpy and are in old neighborhoods. I must reveal that I have been dining at Lucky’s King Wah for a number of years so it’s possible I might be partial to Lucky’s, but after reading the Arizona Republic’s Glowing reviews of Silver Dragon I thought I had to give them a forking try. I gave them a good try as we had lunch and did some take out. I also do note the Arizona Republic has awarded Silver Dragon many forking awards for being the best Chinese Restaurant. I wanted to know if this was forking true. My forking opinion may differ from yours so this battle is suggestive.
On the Phoenix AZ side is Silver Dragon.
Round one battle is Buddhist Style Rolls. They are made of tofu skin that’s crisped and stuffed with vegetables.
Silver Dragon PHX Buddhist Style Rolls
Pros- They are filled with more vegetables and also served with mustard.
Cons- Chewy and not as light textured. Not as flavorful. Also oil drips out from the center.
Suggestions- Still tasty and interesting if you never had them before. Get them if you never had them before.
On the Glendale AZ side is Lucky’s King Wah
Buddhist Rolls from Lucky’s King Wah Glendale AZ
Pro’s- Crisp and light texture, Nicely Flavored, Not oily at all.
Cons- no mustard
Suggestions-My only suggestion is to get them as they are forking delicious.
On the Phoenix side is Silver Dragon and they offer several Eggplant Dishes on their menu.
Yu Fu with Eggplant Silver Dragon
Pros- This eggplant dish comes with some sort of light and airy dumplings that are described as being made from fish and egg. I didn’t see or taste any forking fish in the dumplings but they were a nice addition with the eggplant and picked up the taste of the sauce.
Cons- None….. this dish was good!
Suggestions- Get it because it’s good!
On the Glendale Side is Lucky’s King Wah. It’s hard to read Lucky’s Menu because most of it is written in Chinese. You have to ask about the eggplant dishes.
Eggplant and Tofu from Lucky’s King Wah Glendale AZ
Pros- More texture and more flavor.
Cons- Dumplings are more fun than tofu.
Suggestions- Get this dish because it taste good! Ask Lucky’s if they make Yu Fu with Eggplant.
Battle #3 Beef
On the Phoenix side- Silver Dragon makes many dishes with beef. We tried three beef dishes.
Beef Chow Fun with Black Pepper Sauce from Silver Dragon Phoenix AZ
Hong Kong Style Filet Mignon and French Style Filet Mignon Silver Dragon Phoenix AZ
Pros- All Three beef dishes from Silver Dragon had buttery soft beef and also were very large portions with lots of beef.
Cons- None of the dishes were big on flavor. I do know that Cantonese Style is a cuisine that can be delicate flavors. I thought the chow fun was a little gelatinous and greasy for me. The French Style Filet tasted like weak beef stock. The Hong Kong Style Filet had a little flavor but it was unbalanced and more sweet.
Suggestions- Get one of these beef dishes if you prefer your food this way.
On the Glendale Side is Lucky’s King Wah. Lucky’s also serves up many beef dishes.
Beef Choy Fun from Lucky’s King Wah Glendale AZ
Special Beef and Vegetables from Lucky’s King Wah Glendale AZ
Black Pepper Beef with Green Beans
Pros- Buttery soft tender beef in flavorful sauces with crisp fresh vegetables.
Cons- much less beef. Slightly smaller portions.
Suggestions are to order anything beef here and if you need to eat more meat order an appetizer with your meal or get the fried chicken dish.
Conclusion The Winners
Battle #1 Budist style rolls
Lucky’s Buddhist Style Rolls are much more delicious and technically perfect. Lucky’s won Battle #1
Battle #2 Eggplant
Battle Eggplant is a toss up. Silver Dragon’s Eggplant was a solid good dish. I did like the texture and taste of Lucky’s Eggplant more but the dumplings sort of win over the tofu. This one is too close to call and is a tie.
Battle #3 Beef.
Silver Dragon does prepare beef very well and gives large portions of beef. Lucky’s King Wah prepares beef just as well but you do get much less beef and gain crispy fresh vegetables in a delicious flavorful sauces.
For me Lucky’s Wins and also is the overall Forking Winner! Your forking opinion may differ!