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.