It is very seldom that Saucer would crave for something with high cholesterol, but during the weekend when we walked past Chinatown, the sight of claypot crab noodles from one of the tables outside a restaurant somehow did the trick. It had got Saucer craving for them, and I was delighted! Believe me when I say that having seafood outside is a very rare occasion for us because Saucer is very strict when it comes to controlling our cholesterol levels. We then decided to pop in Golden Harbour Seafood Restaurant, strategically located just after the arch along Dixon Street.
Claypot crab glass noodles
We had a choice of sitting inside or out, but we chose outdoors since they had pretty decent heaters set up. We regretted that a little in the end because it was not a nice sight when you’re trying to eat crabs with your bare hands in front of passers-by. Anyway, the claypot crab noodles were not listed in the English menu, so we asked the waiter instead. It was called ‘Hai Pou’ in Cantonese and it was charged based on market price. We didn’t know how much to order and the waiter recommended 1kg for both of us. He came out bringing the 1kg live mud crab for us to inspect before cooking. It was still alive and kicking! And very huge too!
Live Mud Crab
While waiting for the noodles, we also ordered a dish of Spring Rolls, which were served with sweet and sour sauce. They were nicely fried with fillings of chicken meat, but didn’t taste all that spectacular. We decided to save our stomach space for the crab noodles instead.
Spring Rolls ($7)
Soon, our big Claypot Crab with Glass Noodles arrived piping hot, bearing an incredible aroma that had us salivating. It was gorgeous! The glass noodles were nicely done with some form of springiness to them and without being overly oily. The crab was gigantic, with the crab claw that was twice the size of my fist. And when you start mixing the noodles with the crab in the pot, you’d get whiffs of brilliant crab and salted egg aroma that was enough to whet anyone’s appetite.
Claypot Crab with Glass Noodles ($68/kg for crab, $5 for noodles)
It was all that we could do to hold back from digging in. The noodles, especially the one at the bottom of the pot, absorbed all the flavours from the crab, the crab roe and the marinade, making them irresistible. The crabs were undoubtedly fresh and meaty, giving us sweet, juicy and succulent meat. I normally dislike peeling crabs thinking that they require so much hard work but offer so little meat, but this was different! The effort of peeling was worth it.
Springy and tasty glass noodles
Giant and meaty crab claw
There was no doubt that our cholesterol probably went sky high that night, but it was an indulgence that was well worth it. We were satisfied and happy. Amazingly, we managed to finish the whole 1kg of crab between just the two of us, because it was just so yummy. We definitely wouldn’t mind returning for the crab noodles, that is, once we feel less guilty about our cholesterol levels.
Picture to show the location of the restaurant next to the arch
Golden Harbour Seafood Restaurant
31-33 Dixon Street,
2000 Sydney, Australia.
Tel. No.: +612 – 9212 5987
Opening Hours: Sun – Wed (10am – 4pm, 5pm – 11pm) & Thur – Sat (10am – 4pm, 5pm – 12am)