My family and I have been going to Golden Century for years. I’ve spent birthdays, Mother’s Days, Father’s Days, anniversaries and countless other occasions at the restaurant- and always with a couple of my favourite dishes: lobster sashimi and garlic butter snow crab.
So when I was invited to the opening of the newest restaurant by The Golden Century Group at The Star, I was excited to go along. I hadn’t planned on blogging about it but when I discovered how well some of the quick snaps from the day turned out, I couldn’t resist..
I love this photo of owner, Linda Wong’s triumphant and beaming smile
No Chinese restaurant opening could be auspicious without some lion dancing
The Century is a beautifully designed restaurant infusing contemporary interiors with an Asian twist. Dangling tealights are actually made of Chinese tea cups and over 80,000 black and white chopsticks have been crafted together to create textured and elegant walls.
(my iPhone 3GS doesn’t do so well in low lighting)
Black chopsticks make up a wall in The Century
From left to right: vegetarian spring roll, sashimi salmon in a wasabi and soy sauce mix, fried rice, poached bamboo, deep-fried salt and pepper prawns, Cantonese style steak
Most impressive, however, is the food. The superior quality of the ingredients used by The Century is noticeable on first bite. Everything is more tender or more firm and definitely more flavoursome.
My sashimi salmon was an amazingly fatty and soft cut that melted away in my mouth and my steak was a juicy morsel that almost needed no chewing. Served on platters, I found it next to impossible for me to not keep popping the bite-sized pieces of salt and pepper prawns into my mouth. Straight from the deep-frier, their crispy exterior held a soft and perfectly cooked prawn interior.
Not pictured but also worth a mention is BBQ pork. It was something I grabbed on my way out and my God, am I glad I did. The crackling was thin and crispy and managed to not carry a thick layer of fat!
Not many would have left The Century without a very satisfied stomach. With a full house of smiling faces and touching speeches, the opening was a tremendous success.
In a very different location than Chinatown, it looks like The Century might become a dining staple for when I’m craving Chinese food without the parental supervision.
Ground Floor, The Star
(Entry on Pirrama Road)
80 Pyrmont St
(02) 9566 2328
7 Days: 11.30am-3pm; 5.30pm-11pm
Fri & Sat: 11pm-2am