PLEASE NOT: THIS DINNER IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED!
It may seem that having a mid-week lunch at Dragon Express in Sunshine that exactly duplicates our first meal there – stir-fried green vegetables and spicy chicken ribs – is a bit on the predictable side.
It’s all Bennie’s idea, but it’s one I’m happy to go along with for the simple, perfect reason they’re very good.
It’s also Bennie’s idea that Dragon Express be approached to co-host the third Consider The Sauce Feast – and that’s another one to which I’m happy to assent.
We like the joint’s food a bunch and I’m confident a smart operator like proprietor Lim will see the PR and goodwill advantages in having a big tableful of western suburbs food hounds chowing down at a blog-hosted dinner, even if it does cost him in the form of providing food at no cost to the guests.
And so he does – and so the third Consider The Sauce Feast will be at Dragon Express on Tuesday, October 15, from 7.30pm.
There’s no surprise, either, in the fact the two aforementioned dishes will be on the menu, along with several more.
And I’m happy the focus will be on Cantonese food, rather than the restaurant’s offerings derived from other parts of Asia.
Sometimes Cantonese cooking isn’t all you need – it’s exactly what you need.
In this regard, Dragon Express strikes what seems to us a fine balance … Cantonese food every bit as good as or even better than more high-falutin’ places at prices similar to those of the most humble Chinese takeaway joints.
There are some guidelines I choose to lay down, but even on this Lim and I understand each other well – so much so that he finishes my sentence for me …
Says I: “Now look here, Lim, we don’t want to be having none of your sweet and sour pork or lemon chicken …”
Lim continues: ” … or black bean sauce!”
Here are the rules:
- No restrictions this time around on those who have attended previous CTS dinners.
- First in, first served.
- There are 10 places only available.
- Fellow food bloggers welcome to apply but they will not be given preference.
- No more than two places to be claimed by any applicant, though “singles” will also be accepted.
- There will be no charge for our food but guests will be expected to pay for their own drinks.
To grab your place, send me an email telling me whether you want one or to places. The address is elsewhere on this site. Applying by commenting on this post will not work.
Consider The Sauce Feast No.3:
Dragon Express, 28 City Place, Sunshine. Phone: 9312 6968
Tuesday, October 15, from 7.30pm.
Chicken sweet corn soup
Seafood combination bird’s nest
Stirfried green vegetables with garlic
Salt and pepper squid
Spicy chicken ribs
Pork ribs with Peking sauce
Special fried rice