A ‘Golden’ celebration with seafood bites

A La Carte

March 4, 2018

Story By: Elima Pangorang | Photos by: ANTHONY CONSILLIO

Curry Chicken over Chow Funn ($5.95)

Just as its downtown surroundings, Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant hustles and bustles with shuffling feet and rolling wheels. However, these fast-moving “vehicles” are ones that everyone wouldn’t mind stepping in front of since they are dim sum carts full of tasty eats.

A visit to this mouthwatering eatery during its dim sum “rush hour,” which starts at 7 a.m. daily, will surely provide guests with a full tank to push through the day. General manager Gary Lam notes, “All the dim sum (items) are $2.69 per order with 40-plus varieties to choose from.”

Seafood Taro Basket ($10.95) L. TABUDLO PHOTO

In addition to all the dim sum fun, there are unique entrees to satisfy other Chinese-food cravings you may have.

Seafood Taro Basket ($10.95) is a colorful presentation offering an array of flavors and textures. The dish’s base is a handcrafted bowl of fried taro that provides a nice crisp bite to the accompanying tender seafood — shrimp, squid, sea bass and scallops — as well as refreshing mixed vegetables.

Sweet and Sour Sea Bass ($8.95) E. KAKAZU PHOTO

The ocean-sourced fare continues at this appropriately named “Seafood Restaurant” when you throw your line out for the Sweet and Sour Sea Bass ($8.95), which is deep fried and blanketed in a generous helping of bell peppers, carrots and onions.

For a nice offset from all the seafood dishes, order Curry Chicken over Chow Funn ($5.95), boasting a light spice that is not too overwhelming, but just right, and adds to the savoriness of the rich curry.

What’s more, for those familiar with Chinese tradition, you may be aware that Ching Ming (Chinese Memorial Day) is on its way. Come April 5, Golden Palace is your go-to establishment, as the eatery is already preparing for the honorable occasion.

“We are starting to take orders of bai san sets for the ancestral gravesite offerings,” explains Lam.

Be sure to stop into Golden Palace in Chinatown for all your Chinese fare needs, from quick dim sum snacks to filling entrees, and even dishes for family occasions.

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