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Golden Century Seafood Chinese - 6 Sep 2013

Cuisine: Chinese, Yum Cha / Dim Sim
Location: Northbridge, James St

We were farewelling a member of our department at work and decided to celebrate with a leaving lunch at Golden Century Seafood Chinese. Yet another yum cha / dim sim restaurant in Northbridge and one which I had not heard of nor visited. I’ve previously eaten at Northbridge Chinese and Regal On Roe Seafood Restaurant on Roe St, and there’s Dragon Palace on Francis St.

When we walked in it was pretty busy but we managed to score a couple of large tables at the front of the restaurant. Service was good with staff immediately providing chopsticks, plates, bowls, water, and adjusting the blinds so it blocked out the blaring sun making it comfortable for those sitting near the window. However, it took a bit of time before some trolleys came our away and between a few speeches, the trolleys came and went with no food on our plates. The hunger grew but as soon as they came around again we must have been like a hungry mob that ransacked the trolleys of all they had available! Ok, it wasn’t that bad but we were hungry and the lazy Susan was quickly filled with an array of dishes and a few pots of Chinese tea. Dim sim is a little bit of a blur and a blogger’s nightmare in being able to snap photos. But if you’ve eaten dim sim before, you’ll know there’s no time for waiting, just eating.

A lot of the dishes are on the steamed side of things, not too many are deep fried so that helps to keep things in balance. There were so many dishes that got ordered but I’ll have a stab at what we ate:

  • Chicken feet in black bean sauce – wow, this has to be the best rendition of chicken feet I’ve come across. Fantastic!
  • Salt & Pepper Squid – nice crunch to the batter, the squid was a little chewy but delicious nonetheless
  • Soft Shell Crab – I love soft shell crab and the batter and salt make it oh so yum
  • Pork Dumplings – I love these pork dumplings with fish roe on top
  • Steamed BBQ Pork Buns – can’t go past the BBQ pork filling in that steamed soft white gooey bun
  • Steamed Seafood Dumplings – one of many seafood dishes on the menu, several are some type of steamed dumpling which is so tasty
  • Steamed Prawn Dumplings – as above, yum
  • Deep Fried Prawn Dumplings with Mayonnaise – chunky prawn meat covered in a crispy batter and with a bit of mayo, is so delicious
  • Green Vegetables in Oyster Sauce – someone had to be healthy and get some greens but they’re so well cooked and that oyster sauce, wow, is so delicous
  • Custard Egg Tarts – got to try the egg tarts which was delicious but the pastry was a bit too heavy for my liking

Golden Century Seafood Chinese Food Review Summary

Verdict: Well I was impressed with the range of dishes that I saw and of those that I tasted. The quality, taste, and flavours were delicious and amongst our table, it worked out to a ridiculous $15 per head! I ate plenty and was comfortable full and hardly shelled out any money. Such great value, this is another gem and a contender against the other dim sim establishments for the best dim sim out there. I wouldn’t hesitate in coming back here again.
Price: Bargain
Taste: Delicious
Value: Excellent
Recommendation: Highly Recommend

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Golden Century Seafood Chinese - 6 Sep 2013, reviewed by Shaun on 2013-09-06T21:54:54+00:00 rating 5.0 out of 5
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