Bit of a geek who likes discovering new places in and around Sydney. Follow me on Instagram @richrammo or Twitter @richramo
Published May 9th 2012
Having passed a huge banner attached to Wests Tigers leagues club in Ashfield advertising a Yum Cha restaurant, curiosity got the better of me and I thought I'd try it out. I've really become a huge lover of Yum Cha of late and when I see the opportunity to visit a Yum Cha restaurant, I'm happy to grab it with both hands.
My partner and I decided to try the restaurant relatively early on a Sunday morning. From previous experience visiting Yum Cha restaurants, you need to get there early to get a seat and avoid having to line up for to long. After signing into the leagues club, we found the restaurant on the second floor, and were greeted by a friendly host and immediately provided with Chinese tea and chilli.
It didn't take long after that to be offered a number of dishes. I started off with the beef noodles, which is one of my favourites. I figured I couldn't really go wrong and I was right, they were delicious.
Moving onto dessert, we decided on both the mango pancakes and a bowl of jelly. Being the kid I am, I opted for the jelly. It was set correctly. Not watery like I have had at other places which stills surprises me. My partner had the mango pancakes. It is a must for her each time we visit a Yum Cha restaurant. She has turned into a bit of a mango pancake connoisseur and in this case, she gave the pancakes a big thumbs up.
From my initial experience at the Golden Times Chinese Restaurant I would be happy to go there again, the food was fantastic, the atmosphere cheerful, pricing reasonable and staff friendly. A winning combination.