During the previous few visits, there were not many patrons in the restaurant (mainly because we visited during mid-week nights), so we found no problem with their speed of getting dishes on the table. However this time we went on a Friday night finding the restaurant to be packed, and we finally experienced what others have said about this place - that it is famous for its "slow cooking".
Luckily they served the cold tossed jellyfish and the peking onion cakes relatively quickly. So my advice is, if you find this restaurant to be pretty busy and yourself to be pretty hungry, order some entree or cold cut dishes so that you wont be sitting there and drinking tea for half an hour or so waiting for food to come.
Cold Tossed Jellyfish
This is such a great starter given its clean and delicious taste.
|Peking Onion Cakes. These deep fried shallot pancakes are in a rather cute onion/donut shape :)|
| This is a fun hands on dish - th|
Mermaid Tresses (deep fried seaweed & cashew nuts)
A snack-like dish that is absolutely delicious and crispy
|Chrysanthemum Fish with pine nuts|
As you will learn, fish is not my friend, but everyone else loved this sweet and sour dish!
|Complementary Almond Tofu Dessert from the owner, after hearing its our 6th visit within one month or so :P|
Overall rating: 22/30
Shop 1015a Pacific Hwy
Pymble NSW 2073
Ph: (02) 9144 2997
Open Tue-Sun 12pm-3pm, 5:30pm-10pm
Visited June 2011
Friendly advice: go during mid-week nights to get better and quicker service, pre-order the tea-smoke duck to avoid disappointment.