Befitting its name, Dragon Court Seafood Restaurant serves a wide range of seafood dishes as well as a good range of other Chinese dishes. During our visit, we chose to order their Chicken with Dried Black Bean, Stir Fried Boiled Pork with Capsicum and Dragon Court Special Tofu.
Stir Fired Boiled Pork with Capsicum (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Stir Fried Boiled Pork with Capsicum is the restaurant's name for Twice Cooked Pork, a Sichuan dish in which pork belly is boiled before it is sliced and stir-fried with various ingredients. While we thought the pork belly was a bit fatty, it was still cooked just right with the firm texture of the capsicums and green beans complementing the pork well. The spicy sauce the ingredients were fried in also gave the dish a moreish, spicy taste.
Chicken with Dried Black Bean (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The chicken in their Chicken with Dried Black Bean was tender and contrasted well with the firmer vegetables it was cooked with. The black bean sauce the chicken and vegetables were cooked in helped to lift their flavour without being too salty.
Eight Treasure Tofu (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Also known as Eight Treasure Tofu from the use of eight different ingredients, all of the ingredients in the Dragon Court Special Tofu was cooked to perfection with the tofu helping to tie everything together. Its alternate name comes from the belief in Chinese culture that the number eight is considered to be lucky. There are many different versions of this dish with the only criteria being the use of eight ingredients, one of which is tofu. The sauce helped to enhance the flavour with a subtle taste but you can request for chilli in soy sauce to dip the ingredients in if you like to give a bit of punch.
Dragon Court is one of those restaurants where you get good value for your money because their portions are very generous. Ambience of the restaurant was good though the tables were placed a bit close to each other. A good amount of parking space is available on Gouger Street with the option of off-street parking in the nearby U Park but be warned that the parking space on the streets tend to fill up quickly during the peak dinner hour.