Saturday, 20 March 2010

Friday Night CBAs

Ok so after a few bevvies with the young 'uns over at Trunk I headed home to another CBA Friday night and we decided to go back to one of our erstwhile stalwarts in Footscray: Golden Harvest.

We haven't been here for awhile and were pleasantly surprised by some new additions to a rather fancy looking menu. Prices have gone up but its still relatively cheap compared to the alternates over on the other side of the river.

M was craving Peking Duck, so we ordered a half serve which comes to the table already wrapped ... but they do provide extra sweet sauce which is a big plus!!

This is no Old Kingdom peking duck but it certainly comes close in the flavour stakes and sometimes you just want to bypass the whole wrapping rigmarole and shove the stuff into your gut. And you don't need to order ahead!!

As our main, we ordered Pork Belly and Beancurd in Soy Sauce from the Claypot section.

I would have liked this to have been richer and darker, more Hakka style, but it was pretty yummy nonetheless. Combining rice, the sauce from this dish and a bit of Chilli Oil, made for a wonderfully piquant soup.

Having picked 2 fairly rich flavours, we opted for Spinach in Special Chinese sauce, which was cooked with Goji berries and garnished with thin slices of pickled radish. This was indeed a highlight and the perfect vegetable accompaniment. I could have eaten this with a bowl of rice all on its own.

Two ticks from us. We can't wait to go back and try some of the other dishes that caught our eye on the menu, including some cold plate offerings and soft shell crab! And there's no better recommendation than that.


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