Today we meet up at Golden Fang for a quick lunch time feast. Golden Fang is a cheap and cheerful Chinese Malaysian restaurant that serves up huge meals for very little coin. It's situated on an uber-busy, noisy and grimy stretch of City Road and if you didn't know what joy lies within you'd probably pass right by on your way to Broadway Shopping Center. And that would be a mistake.
I'm hell bent on finally getting my fill of Minced Pork with Green Beans ($12.00) after so many near misses in recent weeks. Green Beans with Pork Mince seem to be hard to find and I'm always stumbling the version that comes with Kidney Beans, which are lovely, but not what I've been craving for over the last few months.
This meal is HUGE and goes a good way to satisfying my cravings. The plate is peppered with bits of pork mince and the beans have a slight charred flavour and glisten with oil. Lovely. But you know what? I think I actually prefer my green beans with kidney beans and not pork mince. Hard to please, I know.
Miss Chicken orders Shredded Duck with Pickled Vegetables Fried Noodles ($10.50). This huge plate of noodles is delicious. The duck is tasty and succulent and the pickled vegetables help cut through the fattiness of the duck. The pickled vegetables remind me a little of seaweed dishes you'd find in Japanese restaurants, slightly sour, but lovely.
This monstrous plate of fried noodles makes us regret also ordering dumplings. Our eyes are definitely bigger than our stomachs on this lunchtime adventure, but when I see dumplings on a menu I just can't pass them by.
A plate of fourteen Steamed Pork Dumplings will only set you back $8.00. If I'm eating alone at Golden Fang for lunch this is often what I order for myself. The dumplings are plump with pork filing, and the skin is not too thick...and not too thin. Miss Chicken and I polish these off and head off back to work with doggy bags of our other lunchtime leftovers.
Our meal finishes with a complimentary plate of orange slices - thanks Golden Fang! A nice, fresh way to finish up our lunch that leaves a sweet taste in our mouth.
Gold Fang is at 10 City Road, Broadway/Chippendale.