Golden Harvest Seafood Restaurant
150-170 Leeds St
(03) 9689 3821
Richmond and Prahran has Pacific House and South Melbourne has Linx to provide the community with delicious Chinese roasts. Living in the North West, we have Golden Harvest that caters to our needs. We do regular visits to Footscray on the weekends to pick up Chinese/ Asian groceries. And sometimes, we will take away a box of roast duck, crispy pork belly and/or BBQ pork.
I know that this place does orders for roasted suckling pigs. It is usually for a wedding or some sort of celebration. So the roast here is really well known amongst the locals.This a typical Cantonese/Vietnamese restaurant. This means that a small bowl of soup is always served before a meal.
This was the first time that we were here for dinner. Our first preference was the pork belly with taro but we were out of luck. The pork was sold out and so we ended up ordering 2 kinds of roast (again) – roast duck & crispy pork.
Pipa is a Chinese musical instrument. The tofu is suppose to be shaped like one and hence the name of the dish, Pipa tofu. Small shrimps are usually used but this place uses dried shrimp and small diced chinese dried sausage or lup cheong. The tofu was silken soft and fulled flavoured from the subtle starchy oyster sauce.
We were served with a small plate of cut oranges at the end. It is so typical in a Cantonese restaurant.
We will have to come back here to try the pork belly. If it is sold out at 8pm, it must be very good! And it is always good to have an old skool Cantonese restaurant around for a quick and yummy dinner.
What is the one must have dish in a wedding in your tradition?