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Chowdown Report at Royal Seafood Garden in Newark

Han Lukito | Oct 14, 2005 01:14 AM

7 of us hounds and one chow puppy showed up and did some chowing at this Chinese restaurant probably Cantonese leanings. After agreeing on what to order, we had the following dishes. Pls chime in hounds to share your thoughts:

For appetizers we had a mix of pork cashiu(sp?), jellyfish, thinly sliced 5 spice beef, roast duck and maybe roast chicken. This was delicious - one of the best I had. I just can't find any faults in any of the flavors

For soup it had some bamboo pith, fish maw in a somewhat thick soup. The flavor again is good. Some of us had seconds.

Smoked cod was generous servings with thick slab of boneless cod fish. Smoky flavor with a hint of honey sweetness

Roulade of beef with enoki mushroom filling and teriyaki sauce. Good flavor though not as tender as I had before. Still v. good.

Roast chicken had the golden brown crumpled looking skin. The taste was much better than it looks.

Chinese green with shrimps. I thought it was just simply done with maybe some garlic sauce. Nothing to it, really.

E-fu noodle with lobster. This is not such a great dish, too much ginger. It's ok otherwise.

Lamb was decent I thought. It was done with probably oyster or soy sauce to produce the dark colours. Quite nice.

Not sure if I miss anything else.

For dessert we got the green tea pudding that was not very flavorful.

Overall it was a good chowdown. We spent $180 with a generous tip (over 15%) among 7 of us with plenty of leftover to bring home. Company was good as usual, a beautiful and delightful chowdown for sure even with my 3 year old son nagging once in a while (thanks hounds for putting up).

We did not actually tried the real expensive dishes since this was our 1st or 2nd time there.

Melanie took a pictures of the dishes we had. They were plated nicely and decoratively worthy of a classy restaurant.

The restaurant itself is a swanky looking place with large column pillars, large chandeliers and lighted ceilings, beautiful thick carpets - first class all the way.

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