Golden Lake Seafood Restaurant

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Last weekend, Saucer and I went into gardening mode. Since early in the morning of Saturday, we spent our time clearing weeds, sweeping, loosening the garden bed and planting new flowers on our front lawn. It was quite a nice way to spend time together, not to mention the gorgeous weather that wasn’t too sunny or cold. We ended up working until past noon, and realized that we were famished! A short search on the internet revealed a Chinese/Malaysian restaurant that had good reviews from the locals, so that was where we headed to for lunch. Golden Lake Seafood Restaurant is located in the Norwest shopping centre where Coles is.

Special fried rice

Our filling lunch

We reached the restaurant some time after 2pm and found that it was going to close at 2.30pm! What a close shave. Thankfully, the manager welcomed us with big smiles and showed us to a table by the window.

Table by the window

Table with a rose

We ordered the Hot Pot Beancurd and Vegetables, seeing it was raining that afternoon which was perfect weather for something steaming hot. The dish came brimming with vegetables such as broccoli, lettuce, snow peas, siew bak choy, carrot and baby corn. That probably filled up the quota of my vegetables intake for the next 2 days! LOL! Of course, there were several pieces of plump tofu spotted too. Everything was mixed in a fragrant and tasty gravy that made this dish such a comfort to bite into.

Hot Pot Beancurd and Vegetables

Hot Pot Beancurd and Vegetables (AUD$13.80)

We also ordered a dish of Spicy Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs, which was essentially deep fried pork ribs with chilli and shallots. The pork ribs were well-marinated with each piece bursting with flavour and crispy too. The batter covering the pork was not overly thick and not doughy, which was good. I would have preferred the dish to be more spicy in general since it’s supposed to be spicy. Perhaps adding some chilli powder into the batter? That would have made this dish hot! :)

Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs

Spicy Salt and Pepper Pork Ribs (AUD$15.80)

I had cravings for some fried rice that afternoon, so we ordered a large Special Fried Rice to share instead of having white rice. The difference between special fried rice and the normal fried rice was the addition of char siew / BBQ pork in the mix. The normal fried rice would have just prawns, ham and chicken slices, which I thought was good enough. Unfortunately, we didn’t quite enjoy the fried rice since we didn’t find it to be fried with enough heat of wok (wok hei). Also, the BBQ pork was different from what we have in Malaysia, where the skin would usually be slightly charred or burnt. I guess this means the next time we visit, we’d stick to the normal white rice.

Special Fried Rice

Large Special Fried Rice (AUD$8)

Golden Lake Seafood

Lunch for two

Lunch in general was above average, and huge in portions too! The fried rice was able to fill up to 4 rice bowls for each of us, so we were more than stuffed. We also ended up packing a third of the pork ribs back home since we really couldn’t stomach them anymore. They were still good the next day after some stir-frying. We had a nice experience in this restaurant, where the staff was pleasant and environment was quiet with a nice view. We’d most probably be back!

Golden Lake Seafood Restaurant

Golden Lake Seafood Restaurant

Golden Lake Seafood Chinese Restaurant
Norwest Marketown
Shop 35, Norwest Boulevard,
Baulkham Hills,
NSW 2153 Australia.
Tel No.: (02) 8850 6822
Opening Hours: Daily for lunch, daily except Monday for dinner

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Comments

  1. says

    Ooooo…looks good but the prices!!! *faints* One plate of the ribs, here can have enough for a family of three. Never mind, you people there very rich, highly paid. Wink! Wink! LOL!!!

    • says

      LOL! Not highly paid but we don’t eat out as often as you do ;) Only during weekends or special occasions, plus the prices here are pretty much similar anywhere we go.

  2. says

    yay, i like restaurants that are still welcoming and not grumpy at all if customers come very close to closing time (i’m sometimes quite late when i arrive). ooh, based on the pic, i would have imagined the fried rice was tasty. it looks like it has a nice color and plenty of prawns and pork :D

  3. says

    I love fried rice with char siew, they blend in great and I can see chunks of them in your plate there.. over here, they cut it to small mini sizes… :)

    • says

      Yes I find the char siew here cut into big and chunky pieces! But they definitely taste different from the ones in KL.. the char siew here is not that charred/fatty :P

  4. Yee Ling says

    I think if we don’t convert back the currency rate, it will be almost the same price of what we will get in Malaysia.

    I am rather surprise to see a huge chunk of char siew.hehhee

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