15 February 2010

Golden Century Seafood Restaurant: Chinese New Year, Haymarket (14 Feb 2010)

393-399 Sussex Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
http://www.goldencentury.com.au


Toss to prosperity

Kung Hei Fat Choy! I hope everyone is having a great time celebrating Chinese New Year. This year brings my family to Golden Century to mainly try the traditional Yee Sang which is mixed and tossed with chopsticks. It's the first time I've tried it and it was a fun and tasty dish to have while the Chinese Dragon danced its way throughout the huge restaurant to the beat of the drumming. Last time we tried the Salt & Pepper Lobster which was good so this time we tried the Steamed Lobster with Supreme Sauce. The lobster meat was a lot easier to eat with this style of cooking and less dry which provided chunky moist pieces but the Supreme Sauce itself was quite bland. I couldn't even work out if it actually did have a taste so I'd try the Braised Lobster with Ginger & Shallots or Lobster with Szechuan Sauce next time for hopefully a more flavoursome dish to enjoy with the prized lobster meat. The Scallops stir-fried with Vegetables was pretty good which had about 9 plump sized scallops — was nice with a bit of fresh chilli and soy sauce spooned over them. The Steamed Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots was very good — beautifully cooked and went so well with the sauce. As per last time when the bill is paid a thank you sign is placed on the table establishing the end of the meal and service.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: Live seafood, Extensive menu, Fairly authentic
CONS: Very popular, limited parking, Typical Chinese service
MUST TRY: Braised Lobster with Ginger & Shallots next time
Other visits to Golden Century:
14 Feb 2010 - Yee Sang, Lobster in Supreme Sauce, Scallops with Vegetables, Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots
14 June 2009 - San Choy Bow, Salt & Pepper Lobster, Crisp Skin Chicken, Szechuan Style Prawns, Mushrooms & Vegetables, Mongolian Lamb


Sang Yee $48 small

Tossing the Sang Yee with chopsticks



Steamed Lobster with Supreme Sauce $177.10 ($143 per kg)
Lung Ma Chine Sun (Energetic)

Scallops stir-fried with vegetables $31.80

Steamed Barramundi with Ginger and Shallots $31.60 ($48 per kg)
Nin Nin You Yu (Making Profit)
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)

Prawn Crackers

Fried rice $13

Complimentary watermelon and Chinese desserts


Chinese Dragon Dance


Dining upstairs


Dining downstairs

Bill: $309 for 5 people

Yee Sang menu


Chinese New Year (Tiger) Special Menu

Catch of the day menu prices

5 comments:

joey@FoodiePop said...

I passed by yesterday and saw the crowd, yikes! But I think the queue for East Ocean was longer though. Looks like you had a great time and thanks for the video of the lion dance! So fun! Happy New Year again!

chocolatesuze said...

mmm that lobster looks tasty and i loooove yee sang hehe happy chinese new year dude!

Shanks said...

Kung Hei Fat Choi Simon. We decided to cook @ home, got a 3.4kg monster of a lobster, and my own version of Yu Sang salad :)

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi joey, the dragon dance is lots of fun but the drumming does get a bit too much after a while hehe

hi chocolatesuze, happy chinese new year to you too. love a good lobster :-)

hi shanks, kung hei fat choy to you too. i never know what's the correct spelling for it though :-) OMG a 3.4 kg lobster. how did you managed to cook that beast. sounds amazing! :-)

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