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Saturday, July 31, 2004

Golden Century, Chinatown

The Golden Century, home away from home for many a Sydney chef at 3am, is renowned for its seafood and late night opening (it's open until 4am!).

Familiar tacky decor (huge backlit gaudy fish mural and lazy susans decorated with raindrop stickers) bely a consistency of dishes even though it was full house. We had the live pippies cooked in XO sauce which were the night's highlight--good-sized mouthfuls drenched in a sticky sweet sauce, perfect for mopping up with crisp and fluffy chunks of fried bread batons.

The crab was rated fairly highly although we have had silkier efu noodles. The crispy skin chicken was tender and moist but the salt and pepper squid was a little chewy. As we left we discovered the wine chiller which housed a number of high-range wines. Do they ever get ordered and how much is the fridge insured for?!?

All in all top nosh although we could have done without the rowdy off-key karaoke in the private function area! Go for the pippies and get extra fried bread!

Golden Century

The flying saucer lazy susan

Pippies in XO sauce

Fried bread batons--perfect for mopping up leftover XO sauce

Crab with ginger and shallots on e-fu noodles

Salt and pepper squid

Pork with pickled vegetables hotpot

Crispy skin chicken

A drop of red anyone?

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Golden Century Seafood Restaurant
393-399 Sussex Street, Haymarket, Chinatown, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9212 3901

Opening hours:
Open 7 days, 12pm-4am

Related Grab Your Fork posts:
Golden Century (Jan 10), (Oct 07), (Nov 06), (Oct 05) and (Jul 04)
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