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Eye of the Golden Tiger

6 Mar 2014


Golden Tiger is a new Chinese restaurant located on Manners street, across the road from Arty Bees bookshop (which is well worth a peruse by the way).

There are plenty of cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurants in the area including the famous Oaks Satay Noodle House and Oriental Kingdom, but Golden Tiger has managed to differentiate themselves... How, you ask? Well, by the Mojo coffee vendor at the front of the restaurant of course! That’s right, it’s all steamed BBQ pork buns, shrimp dumplings and wonton noodle soup in the back, and fabulous Mojo coffee in the front! What more could you ask for from an establishment?

I went for dinner just the other night, and as it was after 4pm and I wanted to sleep that night I decided against the coffee and headed straight to the back.

The menu was extensive and most importantly, cheap, with most mains about $10-18. I ordered the steamed pork buns which were soft, doughy and hot, filled with tender pork in a sweet marinade. Yummy yummy in my belly. I also had my classic favourite, mie goreng. The plate they gave me was so big it literally could have fed a family of five but I heroically tied my hair out of my face and dug in. The noodles were thick and perfect for flicking sauce across my face as I slurped them up and the chicken was tender and tasty. It was, perhaps, a little too spicy for my liking, but in saying that, I am of the particularly pathetic variety when it comes to spice.

The guys at the Golden Tiger are awaiting their liquor license which (fingers crossed) should be approved shortly, and the addition of an ice cold beer will greatly add to the experience.

A perfectly pleasant experience, I will be stopping by again to grab a coffee on the way to my next assignment.


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