Saturday, December 29, 2007
Golden Century, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park
Saturday 29 December, 2007
It's been a while since I've visited my favourite Chinese restaurant and tonight we were looking for a quick bite before experiencing the recently released, quirky film by Wes Anderson, The Darjeeling Limited.
We had booked for 8pm and when we arrived there was a queue down the stairs of eager diners. The dining space was buzzing and we broke through the crowds to reach the top of the stairs. It was here that the chaos unfolded. The staff were rushing about in every direction and we couldn't get anyones' attention.
We checked the reservations list and waited by the front desk until a staff member returned. Finally we were directed to a table along the wall in the rear. This area is usually used as the private dining room but was opened up tonight to accommodate the crowds. Within 5 minutes of sitting down we realised that they were were actually going use this space as a quasi private dining room. A large extended family arrived and took over 3 big tables of 12 for the duration our meal.
The decor at Golden Century is looking a little tired, especially in the area we were seated in. The mosquitoes were flying around us and the windows were slightly ajar so we tried to force one shut. It didn't take us long to decide our order as the old favourites were high on the list:
- Salt & pepper calamari
- Grandmother's beancurd
- Wasabi beef
- Fried rice
The food was bought out in two deliveries - the rice, calamari and beancurd first and after 10 minutes the beef arrived. As always the food was excellent - the beef had just the right amount of wasabi to give it that alarming sensation. The beancurd was packed full of chilli and coupled with the soup like consistency of the beancurd and pork was divine scooped over the rice.
Washed down with an ice cold beer this was a great meal and we rolled across to Cinema Paris to see the movie.
Fox Golden Century - Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park - (02) 9358 4488