Golden Ocean Seafood Restaurant

Date Visited: December 16 2014
Address: 2046 W 41st Ave  Vancouver, BC
Type of Restaurant: Dim Sum, Chinese, Seafood
Price Range: $$
Ambiance (out of five)/Setting/Design/service: 4/5 – service was accommodating, the noise level was appropriate for a dim sum place
Overall: 6.5/10
(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)
Will come back? Probably – it’s close by and you never know where family gatherings and high school reunions will take you
What I ate:
Steamed chicken feet with black bean sauce
  • 7/10
  • Flavour average
  • Good amount
Steamed pork dumplings
  • 5.5/10
  • One of the most disappointing Siu Mai I’ve ever had
  • The skin was horrible and basically melting
  • The pork was chewy
  • Not much shrimp inside
Baked BBQ Pork Pastry
  • 6/10
  • Pastry was not very flaky
  • Also the pasty was very dense and cake like, lacked flavour
  • There wasn’t much BBQ inside and it was on the sweeter side
Steamed egg yolk and cream buns
  • 7/10
  • Nice sweet and salty balance
  • There was a whole salty egg yolk inside
  • I thought this was going to be the runny kind but it wasn’t so don’t be disappointed
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Baked tapioca pudding with pastry
  • 6.5/10
  • The pastry on top lacked sweetness and flakiness
  • The tapioca was overcooked but luckily the filling wasn’t too sweet
  • For me personally I would have preferred more red bean
Egg tarts
  • 6/10
  • The filling in the tarts weren’t eggy enough and not cooked to perfection
  • The tart itself was nice and buttery
Things to Improve on: Overall flavours and general execution of the pastries
Summary: One of the only places in Vancouver that still push carts around. The food was not up to par with the rest of the dim sum standards in Vancouver. Overall disappointing
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