Chinatown eatery worth its weight in gold

A La Carte

May 26, 2019

Story By: Don Robbins | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($9.95)

Golden Palace Seafood Restaurant on North King Street shines with a vast variety of dining options to satisfy guests.

Manager Gary Lam explains that the popular restaurant opened in 2001 and is family-owned and operated.

Offering a combination of traditional and innovative dishes emanating from Golden Palace’s kitchen, the establishment attracts hungry locals daily. The restaurant is known for its dim sum bite-size items, such as Pork Hash with Shrimp, Steamed Chicken Feet, Baked Char Siu Manapua, Baked Custard Manapua and Rice Cake.

Minute Chicken ($7.95)

Besides dim sum, Golden Palace is also admired for its meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.

One popular item on the restaurant’s menu is Minute Chicken ($7.95). This straightforward but delicious dish consists of chicken pieces that are carefully marinated so that the meat is tender and juicy. They are then pan-fried with fragrant garlic to the delight of hungry diners.

Another dish on the menu admired by patrons is the Salt and Pepper Shrimp ($9.95). The tasty crustaceans are lightly battered and deep- fried. Next, they are tossed with minced garlic, green onions, jalapenos, and special salt and pepper spice seasoning.

Stir-Fried Garlic Sauce Chinese Squash — Si Gua ($7.95)

A limited time special of the month is the Stir-Fried Garlic Sauce Chinese Squash ($7.95), also known by its Chinese name of Si Gua. This simple but delectable dish consists of the squash stir-fried with garlic sauce. It is served at the eatery based on availability of the squash.

“What’s so good about that dish is that the inside meat of the squash is very soft and the outer layer has a crunchiness to it,” explains Lam.

Lam says that the restaurant still has openings to accommodate last-minute graduation season stragglers who are planning parties.

In addition, he emphasizes that the business can hold up to 450 people for gatherings and there is an available full stage and sound system. It also custom caters menus.

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