|A personal serving of Snake Soup.|
Our first course was a soup special of the day of which we were informed only by word of mouth, Snake Soup. My first bowl of snake soup was at the Magic Wok Restaurant then in Scarborough when I was a little kid (though admittedly I started having it well before I fully grasped that there was snake meat in this soup), and ever since then I enjoyed it. This version's broth was thick and full of various ingredients aside from slivers of snake meat, including ginger root, bamboo shoots and dried citrus peel (high-quality dried citrus peel can be a pricey delicacy). Best eaten during the winter as it is quite a belly-warming dish, this soup was nicely made.
|Fresh Tofu Bamboo with Baby Shanghai Bok Choy.|
|Fried Cod with Tofu and Shanghai Bok Choy|
|Salt-Baked Chicken, with shredded jellyfish on the side.|
|Imitation Crab with Broccoli.|
|Sweet and Sour Beef.|
Though Golden Court may not be the kind of Chinese restaurant one would enter for a more wallet-friendly dinner (there were definitely more affordable options nearby), the food still makes this place worth an occasional visit for more special moments.
Name: Golden Court Abalone Restaurant
Address: 270 West Beaver Creek Rd., Richmond Hill, ON
Price Range: $15-$70/dish