Continuing on our ChineseBites adventure, we headed into Kerrisdale for some Chinese food at Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant. I rarely head out to Kerrisdale, let alone for Chinese food.
As per usual, the Chinese restaurant showcased their dungeness crab. This time, it was the crab with special house sauce (秘製蟹) with a noodle base. Of course, a generic, non-specific name for the sauce was just what we needed. It seemed like a mix of black bean sauce along with dou ban sauce and had a bit of spiciness to it. The sauce had a thick viscosity to it that was almost a bit too cornstarchy.
The honey garlic spareribs and deep fried shrimp balls (蒜子蜜汁骨炸蝦球) were crispy and not overly sweet. I preferred the shrimp balls over the spareribs since they were nicely fried with a nice bouncy and crunchy texture.
I initially tried to avoid the steamed tofu & egg white with diced seafood and meat (琼山豆腐), but since Grace said it was amazing, I had to try it. It indeed was very soft and had just the right amount of sauce. Although smooth and soft, the tofu didn't become watery which was also a huge plus. I actually liked it even though I don't really like steamed tofu dishes.
Since the tofu dish was so good, I was excited to try the tofu dessert, only to be thoroughly disappointed. It was not soft at all and rather quite dense. The baked tapioca dessert was filled with red bean paste and alright.
All in all, it was a quite satisfying dinner at Golden Ocean; most of the dishes (except the tofu dessert!) were decent.
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Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant 金海閣海鮮酒家
2046 W 41st Ave