Sunday, November 19, 2006

Golden Pebble

Golden Pebble is located on the corner of Boronia and Stud Road in Wantirna. You wouldn't know it was a Yum Cha restaurant from outside since it looks like an expensive hotel. Inside the decor is very modern and clean. The white chairs and wooden grain tables are a departure from usual Yum Cha places. However, the chairs were a little too low, or the table too high and made it rather uncomfortable. Sometimes form needs to match function and be useful rather than just look good.

The yum cha itself was pretty standard affair. We ordered the usual different types of dumplings and meat and seafood dishes. It was all ok with the chicken feet "fong jiao" and prawn dumplings "har gow" being the best.

My other favourite is usally the prawn rice rolls "har cheung". This one was ok but needed to be steamed a bit longer. The soy sauce also needed a bit more time in the wok.

For dessert, we all had a bowl of the hot tofu "dou foo far" as it was on special that day at $1 for two bowls, bargain. I also had the Chinese custard donuts "nai wong sar yong". It was delicous but after my third one, was getting slightly too much.

Overall the restaurant is nicely decorated and the food is ok. It's not the best but not the worse either. The best part was the very cheap prices, working out to about $12 each after we ate a lot since we all hadn't eaten breakfast.

Overall Rating: 12/20, Food ok and very cheap.

Scores: 1-9: Unacceptable, don't bother. 10-11: Just OK,some shortcomings. 12: Fair. 13: Getting there. 14: Recommended. 15: Good. 16: Really good. 17: Truly excellent. 18: An outstanding experience. 19-20: Approaching perfection, Victoria's best.


  1. The only Golden Pebbles you'll be seeing are the ones at the bottom of your toilet bowl

  2. Thanh Do is no go!