Sunday, November 28, 2010

Perth Again

What else can you do in Perth besides residing and relaxing while viewing the spectacular view provided in their most natural state. There is such a difference when you compare Sydney and Perth. Sydney is havoc and Perth is tranquil. But don’t let the cool & collected manner fool you. Perth has some of the best restaurants I have ever tried. Some people say that I’m biased towards Perth, but when I take them to my favorite restaurants, they always get the surprised factor. I’ve brought friends over from Sydney just for a quick holiday trip to Perth and all of them miss Perth’s food.
I think the food in Perth has gotten up high on the ladder of delicious foods, due to the fact that Perth is rich demographically and topographically. Weather plays an important role to fresh produce and especially towards their taste. 
Dim Sum - Golden Century, Perth
For this second part of the Perth’s post, I’ve decided to hit upon my favorite Chinese restaurant. Dim Sum in the morning, I don’t think you can go wrong with Dim Sum in the morning. There are so many varieties to tingle your taste buds, sweet, sour, salty are balanced perfectly. When you think your stomach is about to explode, then try ordering their Jellied Tofu with Ginger Sugar syrup.
A must order when you are having Dim Sum, Siu May – Fresh Prawn and Pork dimsim, Hagao – Fresh Prawns wrapped with soft, chewy flour skin, Ja Liong – Chinese fried Doughnut wrapped with think steamed rice flour and served with tasty sauce, Ham Sui Kok  - Braised minced pork and mushroom encased in rice flour dough and deepfried,  Lo Mai Gai – Sticky rice with pork, salted egg yolk and Chinese sausage, Pai Kuat – Braised Pork Spare ribs, Char Siu Pao – Steamed bun wit bbq pork fillings. 


Fried Squid Tentacles! Lovely!


Fresh steamed meatball.
Lo Mai Gai


Pai Kuat.


Siu May.

Dinner - Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant, Perth.
Having Chinese for dinner can lead into a jaw dropping moment just even by looking at the menu size. There will be at least 50 different types of dishes and the server would come to the table ready to take your order, after only 5 minutes you have been seated. For dinner, we went to Hong Kong BBQ and started the night with Snow Crab cooked with salted egg yolk. 


This is my favourite style of cooking snow crab, it is crispy, salty and theres a slight hint of sweetness to it too. The batter has crumbled egg yolk in it and also, it has onions, celery and crumbled egg yolk all over the dish. Crab is perfectly cooked, sweetness of the meat shines right through. Cracks the shell open, and meat just glistens all the way. It is not everyday that we can afford snow crab, but once financial support is right behind you, make sure to try this beast of the sea out!



Scallops, steamed with xo sauce and vermicelli. Food is about balancing flavours and this dish exactly produces such magnificent flavour. The heat and saltynes are provided by the xo sauce and the vermicelli acts as the sauce holder. The sauce has this slight sweetness to it and all of these flavours compliments the delicate texture of the scallops.




Steamed Chicken, sounds simple, but, this dish is nothing but simple. You have to order it 24 hours prior eating it. The yellow coloured chicken might help you to jump to a conclusion that the chef had used colouring to achieve such colour, but, the yellow colour has been achieved by making extreme master stock using lots of dried scallops and reduced. This chicken dish probably one of the best thing I have ever tried in my life. It is so succulent, it is salty but it wont distract your palette. The aroma of ginger, dried scallops and herbs are projected very vividly in this dish. A must try if you ever have the chance!






Deep Fried Squid with Salt and Pepper, I got introduced to this dish a long time go by my dad and until now, we almost certainly will order this everytime we go out for a meal. Batter has to be perfect, it has to be crispy, but it also needs to cook quickly to allow the squid  not to be overcooked. There is nothing worse than an overcooked squid. For me, a squid needs to be able to be eaten with such ease, it should never be tough and must always be fresh.




Golden Century Restaurant
1/191 James Street
Northbridge WA 6003
(08) 9328 2388

Hong Kong BBQ Restaurant
76 Francis Street
Northbridge WA 6003
(08) 9228 3968

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