Sunday, July 20, 2014

Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant / 金海閣海鮮酒家

July 20, 2014

Mango crepes - 2+

J's comment > fluffy whip cream and fresh mango wrapped in a crepe; just like the Asian style mango fresh cream cakes, but without the sponge cake layer

Chrysanthemum jelly - 2

J's comment > not bad; very fresh and light; loved the bits of lychee encased inside; jelly itself a tad stiff for my liking though

Deep fried taro - 2

J's comment > not bad; lovely crispy exterior; taro center soft but a tad dry, not as creamy as last visit's

Pan Fried scallop stuffed in taro - 2

J's comment > not bad; unlike last time though, the scallop was a tad dry; taro base the same as above

Sticky rice lotus wrap - 2

J's comment > not bad; unlike last time though (practically the opposite), lotus wrap flavor not too strong and rice not nearly as hard

Matcha black sesame balls - 2

J's comment > not bad; exterior of ball fried well, but a bit too well, you can see the edge starting to peel away from the mochi center; both crispness of the outside and the soft mochi-like center present, but didn't meld together; as with the previous visit, matcha flavor not present; black sesame filling also a tad thicker

Pork turnover - 2

J's comment > not bad; lovely crisped mochi exterior; could have used more filling though, but the stuff that was present was flavorful

Egg pastry w dried shredded coconut - 2

J's comment > not bad; light and crisp; no egg white flavor (as it should be); kinda like an Asian style meringue; could have used a lot more coconut

Curry beef pastry - 2

J's comment > curry flavor on the light side; beef OK; pastry slightly dense, not as flaky as it looks

Steamed shrimp dumplings (Har Gao) - 2

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

Pan fried diced beef w eggplant in special sauce - 2

J's comment > eggplant cooked through (slightly mushy) but greasy; could have used a lot more beef; tad too much pepper in the dish

Chinese donut wrapped w rice rolls (za leung) - 2

J's comment > chinese donut not fluffy nor crisp; rice roll avg

Steamed rice flour rolls w shrimps - 2

J's comment > rice roll avg; shrimp obviously of the frozen variety but passable

Baked BBQ pork pastry - 2

J's comment > slightly doughy, not as flaky as last visit's; just like last time, could have used a lot more BBQ pork filling

Steamed pork dumplings (Siu Mai) - 2

J's comment > just like last time, quite dense, not very flavorful

Shrimp spring roll - 2

J's comment > entirely just shrimp on the inside; wrap was crispy; flavor OK but one dimensional

Steamed BBQ pork bun - 2

J's comment > needs more pork filling just like last visit's; breading this time a tad stickier though, not as fluffy

Egg tart - 2

J's comment > crust not nearly as flaky as previous visit's, passable, but nowhere near unforgettable

Steamed bean curd skin w pork - 2

J's comment > bean curd on the soft side; pork not too dense, but not much flavor

Prawn ball w almond - 2

J's comment > dense prawn ball; almond crisp, but didn't really add to the dish at all

Steamed watercress shrimp dumpling - 2

J's comment > wrapper better than the har gao above but filling, whilst passable not as tasty; watercress flavor not too strong

Pan fried sliced gai lan (chinese broccoli) w garlic - 2

J's comment > slightly bitter and tough

Pan Fried fish cake (Thai style) - 1

J's comment > extremely fishy (in the bad way); slightly dense texture


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