Polly and I planned to go to Kim Ga Nae to try their $7.99 for 5 items lunch special. Unfortunately, when we arrived at 11:00 AM, Kim Ga Nae is not opened yet. So, I went down to go to the door to check their opening hours. What I found is a hand written note on the door that says “Temporary Closed”. Later,I found out that they are closed for renovation.
With plan A dashed, we had to quickly came up with a plan B. Since we were in the area, I suggested we go to Good Eat Seafood Restaurant for dim sum since I have not been to this restaurant before.
Good Eat Seafood Restaurant is tucked in a small mall area on Leslie Road. It is not a very visible location. Parking is quite limited for this restaurant. There is parking in front, on the side and at the back of the restaurant.
When we arrived at around 11:00AM, the restaurant is not busy. It’s about 1/3 full. But by 12:00PM, this place started to fill up. We noticed most of the customers are Chinese seniors.
We saw a sign on the wall that says this restaurant allows customers to bring their own liquor with a corkage charge of $5.
We like that this restaurant uses real table cloth instead of the plastic ones for quick clean up. The cutleries here showed their age. There is a dollar per person tea charge for the dim sum.
The regular dim sum here ranges from $2.50 to $2.95 while the chef’s specials range from $4.95 to $6.95. Some chef specials items come in 2 sizes where the larger size ranges from $9.95 to $10.95.
We selected 5 items to share. The first item is … Deep Fried Lotus Roots Cake. This is $2.50.
The Lotus Roots Cake is made with chopped up lotus roots, pork, mushroom, cilantro and perhaps some fish paste that binds the patty together, coat in panko and deep fried. This is very good. It does not taste oily and has a good crunch to it.
Next is the Fish Roll in Fish Soup for $2.50. Three pieces of Fish Roll in bean curd skin in a tasty Fish Soup. The Fish Roll is quite springy. This is served piping hot.
Polly wanted to try the Pan Fried White Radish Cake. This is a very popular Chinese New Year snacks. This plate of 4 pieces is $2.50. I had blogged about the recipe for this cake which also known as Chinese Turnip Cake (Lo Bak Go) here.
The Pan Fried White Radish Cake has dried shrimps and Chinese sausage in it which gives a distinctive flavour to it.
For the chef’s suggestions, we ordered the Rice with Mince Pork & Fish in Soup. The small size bowl is $4.95. This is our family’s comfort food. Rice in Soup. This dish has a unique flavour from the Chinese celery which resembles the flavour of cilantro.
We ended the meal with Baked Egg Tart. 3 pieces for $2.50. The egg tart is medium size. It was served piping hot out from the oven.
The Chinese name for this egg tart indicates that it’s made with fresh milk. The filling is very creamy and not too sweet. It’s crust is very thin and flaky.
Good Eat Seafood Restaurant accepts CASH only.