I knew we were onto a good thing as we walked through the front door past a spectacle of winking crabs, waving lobsters and fresh fish. The kids pressed their faces against the tank whilst a friendly waiter sat us down, proffered menus and Chinese tea.
The huge ballroom restaurant appeared bigger due to the fact that there were only two tables occupied at this early time of 5.30pm. We read our menus under the light of the oversized chandeliers. The crisp white linen tablecloths soon became our food spillage canvas as we negotiated our chopsticks.
We opted for the banquet at $36.00 each (the two children shared one). The first course was crab meat and sweet corn soup. It was packed densely with crab meat and sweet corn and proved a hit with the kids. All our slurps were a testament to the taste.
Next came spring rolls, curry puffs, skewered chicken satays and sesame prawn rolls. All fine fare accompanied by condiments of generous serves of peanut, chilli and soy sauce.
Our lovely waitress then delivered the mains. Firstly sizzling black pepper strips dish, supreme seafood in bird nest and special fried rice. The fried rice was like an old friend as the dish was placed down a resolute "yum" was proclaimed by the kids. The supreme seafood consisted of scallops, hearty pieces of fish, decent sized prawns and calamari. All cooked until tender alongside vegetables.
We were then offered pieces of cold orange to cleanse the palette. And last but not least was coconut jelly, ice cream and caramel sauce.
As a family we really enjoyed the Landmark experience. It does become very crowded and noisy for yum cha but we opted for the banquet on a week night which worked well.
In this Chinese year of the snake be sure to visit Landmark restaurant. Give the lobsters a wave on the way in.