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Golden Century Restaurant

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by Michael Perry (subscribe)
Published October 2nd 2011
Okay, I wanted to show you that I'm not only a stingy deal seeker, I can splurge a little too. Chinese is one of my favourite foods. Meat, meat and more meat. Whether it's sweat and sour pork, crispy chicken, peeking duck, chilli mud-crab, fresh lobster, shredded beef or for your weird vego types, tofu, meat is surely the centrepiece of the Chinese cuisine. Well, in Australia anyway.

Going out for a nice meal should never be about the food alone. You're paying for an experience. Golden Century in China town is guaranteed to be a lasting memory. The outside wall of the restaurant could be brick. It could even be cement. If they were thinking traditional, they could make it out of bamboo. But if they decided to think outside the box, they'd settle for nothing less than fish tanks. Thank the Buddha's for their unconventional thinking. From barramundi to abalone, to a variety of shellfish, the live seafood is an attraction impossible to miss. Simply name the choice and weight of your seafood. The waiter will then bring it to you in a bag, still kicking. Once you've confirmed the quality of your dinner, it heads to the kitchen to warm up from all that swimming.

Waiters in tuxedos, white tablecloths, lazy Susans and smells that fire up the imagination are just a small taste of what this place is like. The food is impeccable, the service prompt. The bill is pricey but every now and then, it's healthy to live a little. The best advice I can give in terms of Chinese food is to find a Chinese friend and let them order. Just do your best to remember the name.

I recommend a reservation.
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Why? Golden Century in China town is guaranteed to be a lasting memory.
When: Lunch/Dinner
Where: 393 Sussex St Sydney, 2000
Cost: $50-100
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