Minced Pork With Aubergine Cooked Hot Pot
An exceptionally moreish dish that I couldn’t get enough of. If only my stomach was larger. The gorgeous rich flavour and healthy size portion makes this a lovely filling and healthy dish. I didn’t see pools of oil forming around the sides which often can happen with this sort of dish which was great. If I had ordered this alone with rice as a meal I doubt I would have succeeded in finishing it all before feeling full. There was a generous amount of pork within the dish and I was reminded as to how well pork and aubergine go together.
Deep Fried Squid With Salt And Chilli
This wasn’t exceptionally greasy which was good and the batter was perfectly seasoned and was nice and crisp. The portion was plentiful and the chilli kick was detectable but not tongue numbing. I loved the teeny pieces of crispy garlic and dug about to make sure I got plenty of them to enable me to enjoy them with each mouthful. The squid itself was clearly fresh from the flavour, texture (tender and plump) and appearance and not overcooked. The nice chunky bite sized pieces disappeared quickly.
Mixed Seafood Crispy Noodles
The contrast between crispy and soft goes well. This dish has a tasty yet delicate sauce that complements the seafood well. The amount of seafood and quality is more than reasonable for the price. The prawns, scallops and squid were all fresh and plump and juicy.
As well as this fabulous selection of dishes we also had a portion of egg fried rice to help soak up the delicious sauces from the various dishes. The rice was not greasy a common complaint at many other Chinese restaurants and it had a good amount of egg, spring onion and peas hidden within.
We were not sure how much to order and what we did order would have been enough to cover three people easily. We washed our dinner down with some Jasmine tea which went down well. If three people had dinned the meal would have cost approx £20 per head which you’ll agree is more than reasonable.
The food was lovely. It was clear that all the ingredients were fresh from the appearance – take the squid for example which was served on crisp leaves or the broccoli, firm in appearance and a fabulous bright green boldly proclaiming its freshness to all who glance upon it. The prices reflect both the quality and quantity of the ingredients.
We were already planning who to bring on our next visit before we had even gotten up to put our coats on.
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The restaurant opening hours are:
Monday to Thursday 12:00pm –10:00pm.
Friday 12:00pm –10:30pm.
Saturday 11:00am –10:30pm.
Sunday 11:00am –10:00pm.
They are open ever day except Christmas!
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Disclaimer: I was invited to have a meal at The Golden Dragon in exchange for an honest opinion. All opinions expressed are our own.