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Golden Delicious Chinese Restaurant

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by Yui Sakata (subscribe)
A Melbourne food lover and explorer. Invite me over for an honest review!
Published February 12th 2013
That dish is golden delicious
Up on a long flight of stairs is a surprising find, Golden Delicious Chinese Restaurant, hidden among the series of Asian delights on Little Bourke.

Being an avid eater of Chinese food with a network of friends who'd tell me where to go, I never have gone to this one if it wasn't for the shortage of availability on Chinese New Year. Why? This not-so-lavish family restaurant happens to be tucked away on the upper level, asking you to climb up, and it's reviewed by only a few people on Urbanspoon. After going and looking for a review as positive as mine, I find a website in Chinese with two pages of positive reviews, including one selectively saying in English among Chinese characters, 'feel like home.'

Two worlds existed to explain the survival of what I wrongly thought was an 'unpopular' restaurant in the prime location.

At the family restaurant, the menu list includes uncommon dishes among Melburnian Chinese usuals, along with the promotion of Harbin Beer, a Russian-Chinese brand from the north.

A large wok of shredded vegetables and pork belly is an example. Brown long mushroom pieces give a unique crunchy texture in the mix in delicate chilli spices. This wok is as large as to share among four to six.

Mushrooms and Pork Belly
Chinese Mushrooms and Pork Belly

Dumplings are a must-order at this restaurant. The boiled little pockets are flavourful. Eat them piece by piece with dipping soy sauce.

Seafood Dumplings

Pork meatballs in thick starchy sauce is of a mild flavour. They are soft and moist, much different from Italian meatballs.

Pork Meatballs
Pork Meatballs

Golden Delicious Chinese Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner everyday of a week. Visit with friends and family is advised as each portion is big. Not recommended for romantic dates.
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Why? This hidden place is good!
When: Lunch and dinner hours, 7 days a week
Phone: 03 9939 6080
Where: 85 Lt Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost: $20-30
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