Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Eastwood Garden Peking Restaurant, Eastwood

Dumpling girl and I have been regular visitors to this restaurant for the last 4 years or so due a number of reasons. In fact this is where our culinary journey started together. With so many fond memories from this place, we often find ourselves dining on our favourite dishes.

Arriving on a Tuesday night to find the restaurant only moderately busy, we were glad to be able to be seated without having to wait. Taking a seat near the door we were provided with menus to decide what to eat. I often feel that we don't even need the menus as Dumpling Girl almost always chooses the steamed tofu with fish and shallot pancakes and I almost always order the shredded beef and hot and sour soup.

The food arrived promptly and Dumpling Girl managed to remember to take photos before digging in. The hot and sour soup was first to arrive which is my favourite of any Chinese Restaurants. After sharing the soup together the Shallot Pancakes arrived with the shredded steak and our rice. The sweetness of the sauce on the shredded beef really makes it a delicious dish and I don't care how much I get mocked for it as most "Gwai Lo" order this dish. Dumpling Girl's steamed tofu with fish arrived and we commenced eating it. The combination of tender fish and soft Tofu coupled with the sweet, salty sauce makes this dish Dumpling Girls favourite at this restaurant.

Being a very busy restaurant, there are always a lot of wait staff around to take your order and it means that there are a lot of chefs in the kitchen. Part of the reason we enjoy this restaurant so much is that there is no nonsense. The diners are promptly seated with orders quickly taken. The food arrives in only a few minutes and is always consistently of a high standard. The serving sizes are generous for the price. All of these factors add up to making this what is probably our favourite Chinese Restaurant in this area of Sydney.

Given our attachment to this restaurant I can imagine that we will have many more happy memories of dining here long in to the future.

Apologies for the quality of the photos - Dumpling Girl's camera is dying we think

Jumbo Sized Young Mango Crushed Ice drink

Hot and Sour Soup
Shallot Pancake (donut?)

Rainbow Steak
Steamed Tofu with Fish Fillet

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joey@forkingaroundsydney said...

Your fave restaurant around the area? That's a big wrap; I've been there twice for family gatherings and found it average, but I'm biased.

Dumpling Girl and Cheesecake Boy said...

Hi Joey

Thanks for your comments lately, we really appreciate them.

Lol, I guess we are biased for a number of reasons too. You see Cheesecake Boy and I spent a lot of our initial years together here due to our busy work and study schedules as this restaurant was one of the few that opened so late in Eastwood to accommodate us.

However, in all honesty this is probably the best and most popular restaurant in the area, besides the dumpling place opposite. Even though there are heaps of restaurants in the area, most from experience are truly terrible.

If you have a suggestion of a better Chinese restaurant around Eastwood we would honestly love to try it.

Dumpling Girl

Lil said...

This definitely is an old favourite in Eastwood =]

Dumpling Girl and Cheesecake Boy said...

It certainly is, Lil.