We've gone to Koon Bo for almost twelve years since one of the brothers from Koon Lok (down the street on Fraser) parted ways and started up Koon Bo.
It is typically one of those restaurants that has one or two "specialty" dishes that you visit time and time again for. For us, it is their shredded chicken and jellyfish salad, their oysters (deep fried or steamed - garlic or black bean), and roast duck. Seasonally, they also offer a lamb hot pot which is delicious on a cold winter night.
The place is known to be packed and if you do not have a reservation, or have shown up late, prepare to wait a while.
Their shredded chicken and jellyfish salad (or "sau see gai" / hand shredded chicken) is served with sesame oil, pickled vegetables, crunchy deep fried noodles, and is garnished with sesame seeds. If you have a small appetite and ask nicely, they'll even pack up half your order (remind them to separate the wet ingredients and dry noodles) to go!
Koon Bo really knows how to do their oysters. Steamed, they arrive, piping hot, with your choice of topping - black bean, or garlic. Deep fried, they are also mouth-burning hot, with a fluffy crisp batter enveloping each oyster.
Their roast duck? Not your ordinary roast duck. You may have to reserve a duck ahead of time as they have been known to "sell out" of duck. The poultry is roast and is served hot, with crispy skin, tender and juicy meat, and lots of pan juice for spooning over rice.
Koon Bo: for comfort food.
5682 Main Street [map]