8/2/15 Update: these guys have since closed
We went to Golden Century in Northbridge for dim sum on Sunday. I didn’t have breakfast and was absolutely starving when we got there – I always forget that there’s always a wait on Sunday no matter where you go for dim sum in Perth.
It wasn’t too bad though, was about a 15 minute wait and as soon as we were seated we had food coming our way. The hardest thing was trying to take photos before they were eating…check out the BBQ pork buns! I just got in just before they were taken away by the chopsticks 🙂
BBQ pork buns
burger boy and I love bbq porkbuns…between the four of us at dim sum we had 6!
Baked Egg Tarts
I don’t normally have baked egg tarts at dim sum because I like to eat my savory dishes first before the sweet and by the time I’m ready for sweets, I only ever have enough room for one dessert and always choose the almond jelly or mango pudding over the egg tarts.
I was however very impressed, the egg was delicious and the pastry was great too, it was warm and all stayed together nicely. I’m often served cold egg tarts so it was a nice change.
I had pork dumplings the day prior at my mum’s place so I didn’t try these pork dumplings but our friends loved these. It was filled with broth / pork mince.
Coriander and prawn dumpling
These were a winner too.
I love glutinous rice and this had plenty of meat so I was happy 🙂 I hate it when dim sum places are stingy with their meat.
Beef meat balls
I tend to stick to the same dishes so I didn’t try these either. burger boy had picked them and he was the only one who liked it so I wouldn’t recommend these unless you have a real thing for meat balls.
Scallop & prawn dumpling with caviar
The scallop and prawn dumpling was also a winner amongst the friends. I don’t eat caviar so I didn’t have these, but it looked pretty tasty.
These were nice and became a new addition to our range of dim sum dishes. Though I did prefer the custard buns at Hinz better as the custard was runnier / tastier. The custard in the custard bun at golden century was drier.
My mum makes an amazing mango pudding which is hard to top but this was ok. It was made with real mango and topped with condensed milk. Though the condensed milk was too thin / diluted for my liking and I felt like my mango pudding was swimming in it.
We had a nice time at Golden Century, the service was quick and the dim sum was great – well worth the $105. Plus I normally feel quite sleepy after dim sum because of the msg and I didn’t after dim sum at Golden Century so I was very happy with that.