It is the time of the year that we have a massive celebration with some of my great pals here in Sydney. It was our joint birthday celebration and we decided to head over to Golden Century Seafood for some crabs etc.
The last time we went to this restaurant, we were nearly scarred for life. That was we did not have have a closer look at the price of the fresh prawns, which turn out to be so expensive. We promised ourselves that we will look at the prices before nodding our heads, irregardless of the tempting delicacies that await us.
We ordered some sweet and sour soup ($6.50 each) and I must admit that it was a good way to start the meal. Pardon me for the pictures as the pictures got taken after the first scoop was taken. 😦 You cannot fault a hungry person.
The service was also impeccable and they served us with a nicely brewed oolong tea.
After we had gobbled our tea, our next chicken dish arrived. It was the Crisp skin chicken with ginger and shallots. $19.00
I must admit that this dish took us by surprise. The chicken’s skin was fried to perfection and the meat was well marinated in the delicious sauce that accompanied it.
Our main highlight arrived shortly and it was the snow crab fried with shallots.
Initially, the 5 of us wanted to order their famed and massive king crab with noodles. But, we were taken aback by the high price tag. Thus, we ordered the snow crab instead. The meat of the crab was nice and we were happy to see that it came with the roe which I had missed. The verdict: it was delicious but the portion was a little small for 5 hungry people. The crabs costs around $90, as it weighed more than 1.2 kg.
We had two more dishes that came as part of the meal. They were the Chinese brocolli poached with oyster sauce. $13.80.
It was good and tasty and the vegetables were so crunchy. The most disappointing dish of the day was the Salt & pepper fried bean curd. $16.80
My honest opinion was that the tofu was not fried to perfection at all. It seem a bit too rush, not crispy at all. The flour and seasoning was not to scratch. The batter did not hold it well, as compared to many others fried tofu I have tasted around Australia. This was the only dish that had heaps left.
After the hearty meal, we were served with a plate of chinese cookies, fruits and other desserts such as red bean soup and some fried fritters. It was an awesome way to end the meal… Keep up the good work and we will surely come back…
Overall Verdict: Very good. And we will come back again for the King Crab, once we have saved enough money… Remember to make bookings as the queue tends to be rather long…
Golden Century Seafood Restaurant
393-399 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel: 02 9212 3901