Sunday, May 25, 2014

Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant / 金海閣海鮮酒家

May 25, 2014

Pan Fried scallop stuffed in taro - 2+

J's comment > lovely crisp 'fluff' base as shown; scallops surprisingly not overdone, not the best in the city by any means, but not bad; taro base creamy

Daily special: Sesame crusted shrimp pastry - 2+

J's comment > kinda like the baked bbq pork pastry (see below), but w shrimp; very generous amts of shrimp paste, texture of shrimp paste very fluffy; pastry flaky

Pea tips - 2+

J's comment > very tender & flavorful

Matcha black sesame balls - 2+

J's comment > exterior of ball fried perfectly - crisp, yet retained its mochi texture; black sesame very flavorful on the inside, oozing out as expected; matcha flavor not present though

Red bean balls - 2+

J's comment > exterior just as well done as the balls above; red bean filling good, but flavor not as pronounced as the black sesame above

Baked BBQ pork pastry - 2

J's comment > not bad; very flaky but could have used a lot more BBQ pork filling

Egg tart - 2

J's comment > not bad; flaky crust and custard filling the right texture

Baked tapioca pudding w pastry - 2

J's comment > loved the crust topping, which is the exact same stuff as the topping you get on pineapple buns @ chinese bakeries; the tapioca part though was a tad too dense and didn't have much flavor

Steamed rice flour rolls w mushrooms - 2

J's comment > rice flour roll was nicely done, soft, yet firm; generous amts of mushrooms

Steamed beef balls - 2

J's comment > not bad; this type of beef ball @ dim sum restaurants is usually chock full of cilantro (which I don't like) and texture is usually hard; this one though, has a lot less cilantro than the avg beef balls and the texture was almost fluffy

Steamed shrimp dumplings (Har Gao) - 2

J's comment > wrapper tad thick and really sticky (whole dumpling fell apart on contact); shrimp OK, but not intensely flavorful

Steamed pork dumplings (Siu Mai) - 2

J's comment > quite dense, not very flavorful

Steamed BBQ pork bun - 2

J's comment > like the BBQ pork pastry above, not a lot of filling... breading was OK

Sticky rice lotus wrap - 2

J's comment > excellent, strong flavor of the lotus wrap, but rice really hard

Mango pudding - 2

J's comment > your avg supermarket-purchased-powder-mix mango pudding

Steamed rice flour rolls w shrimps - 1

J's comment > shrimp tasted obviously defrosted; rice flour rolls OK, but was a tad stiffer than the ones w mushrooms above

Pineapple bun - 1

J's comment > ironic how the pineapple bun crust on the tapioca pudding above is so much better than on the actual pineapple bun featured here; bun was dense and filling was forgettable


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Labels: chinese, dim sum, kerrisdale

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