Gold Leaf, 491 Ballarat Road, Sunshine. Phone: 9311 1863
But as enjoyable as those outings were, in places that run yum cha a la carte and to order and without trolleys, we figured it was time for the real deal.
You know the drill – huge barn of a place, high noise levels, trolleys whizzing everywhere.
So CTS and a bunch of willing pals hit Gold Leaf in Sunshine.
Typically, Bennie and I arrived first and somewhat early.
We were forced to cool our heels with other early arrivers as the staff meal tables were cleared and then – in we went!
Within half an hour, the joint is packed and rocking.
With a group of eight eating madly, I don’t even think about keeping note of individual items and their prices.
Suffice it to say, it really does make a difference – the food here was of a very high standard and the service fine.
We had many of the staples and a few more adventurous things.
Eating the divine roast pork/crackling, for instance, I placed in my bowl some of the attending noodles – only to learn I was eating jellyfish for the first time.
It was lovely!
It was a wonderful experience and the price – a buck or so over $30 per head – equally splendid.
But some things never change …
As we’re wrapping up desserts and wrapping up generally, I notice even more trolleys sallying forth laden with very interesting a delicious-looking items.
No room for them … this time!