Last Sunday we tried out the newest Chinese restaurant in town. We heard the huge restaurant was built by investors from China to a tune of P350M.
This is the view from the back. From edsa turn left on Pres. Diosdado Macapagal highway and go towards S&R. Just before reaching S&R make a U-turn and you will immediately see the big green and white building below.
We went on the 1st day they opened. Talk about eager beavers.
The restaurant can seat a maximum of 2,500 people. The restaurant is split into 3 floors. The ground floor is made up of some function rooms and the main dining area. The second floor is the banquet hall and has 45 tables and can accomodate up to 200 tables. It’s perfect for big weddings. The third floor has more function rooms. Each room has it’s own lcd tv for videoke.
This was our room. The room where we stayed for 4 hours last Sunday. Yes it took us 4 hours to finish lunch. The kitchen was in chaos and it took a very long time for the food to come out. Sometimes up to half an hour in between courses. Thank goodness the food more than made up for the bad service.
The overall decor was made me feel like I was eating in China. There were a lot of prints and colors that shout ‘rich and expensive’ but not ‘chic and elegant’.
our set menu
We ordered some har kaw or shrimp dumplings for the kids. They immediately proclaimed the ones at Choi’s was better.
har kaw or shrimp dumplings
The food didn’t come out in the order written on the menu. It came out and we ate. Whatever came out we didn’t care. We were hungry. The soup was very, very flavorful. It was a great start so far.
shell meat & black chicken soup
The king prawns were tiny but very sweet and perfectly cooked. It was a simple and perfect dish. Just prawns, lots of garlic and some soy sauce.
steamed king prawns with garlic
The fish was perfectly cooked too! Nothing fancy here. Just the regular way of serving steamed lapu lapu with soy sauce, sesame oil and lots of green onions.
steamed lapu lapu
A whole dry scalloped embedded in the middle of a ring of raddish and topped with sauteed lettuce. Everyone loved this except me. The scallops got stuck in my teeth.
whole dried scallop ring
The appetizer finally makes an appearance. Some roast duck, roast pork, soy chicken, jelly fish and century eggs.
steamed crab with egg white
Definitely not the best Peking duck. Go to Peking Garden
I don’t eat misua because I don’t like soft, mushy noodles. But these were firm and good. Or maybe I was just hungry from waiting for the food. But it really was good.
traditional Fookien misua
The remaining duck was transformed into a second dish. Chopped duck with minced bamboo shoot and other ingredients and served with lettuce cups and hoisin sauce.
minced duck meat w/ lettuce
Asides from the usual butchi for dessert, a sticky sweet potato mochi like dessert filled with yellow monggo was also served. I loved it so much.
2 varieties of Chinese pastry
sweet potato pastry
Overall the food was very promising. They gave us a 30% discount for opening day promo. We had to pay cash since their credit card terminals weren’t installed yet. It’s a good thing we had enough cash with us. I think this will be a popular wedding destination in the future. They have a big parking lot which was filled to capacity. When there’s a wedding the parking lot will surely be lacking.
Golden Bay Restaurant Menu
abalone & shark’s fin, soup,
poultry, rice & noodles,
HK bbq & Chow Zhou “Lu Shui”
Golden Bay Fresh Seafood Restaurant
Lots 3 & 4 Super Block A
Pres. Diosdado Macapagal Blvd.
telephone: 556-7525; 994-2959