Golden Moon is one of many Chinese restaurants in Sydney's Chinatown. Why I chose this place for a dinner with friends, I cannot recall, but it turned out to be a good choice despite the obvious dominance of the near by Golden Century.
Turns out Golden Moon is particularly famous for its wood fired oven roasted ducks, and the beautiful brick oven is indeed eye-catching, but we decide to omit the duck and order something else. I get excited finding so many dishes on the menu I've never tried before; such as frog legs, tripe and pig's blood, but since my friends prefer the more conservative dishes, we settle on a few bullet proof options.
Chicken San Choy Bow is full of flavour and always worth the messiness.
Steamed dim sims are the usual crowd pleaser.
Shanghai style steamed mini pork buns are soft and moist in the middle. Dipped in ginger flavoured vinegar they are very tasty.
House crispy skin chicken is served with prawn crackers. The skin of the chicken is undoubtedly scrumptious, but the chicken is particularly bony and quite challenging to eat.
The sizzling Mongolian beef and generous amount of onions (which I love). The sauce is delicious and the meat is very tender.
Honey King Prawns. This is something our friend swears upon and he is right: there is the sweet honey, the beautiful soft batter and the tender prawn and you can't help but have a second serving.
So if you are looking for something different then head to Golden Moon. I might have to go back on my own and try the frog legs...
321-325 Sussex St,
Sydney NSW 2000
Tel. 02 9635 9777