Do you have a go to restaurant that is a favourite amongst the family? I think my family may have just found another to add to our list – Golden King 2000, a Chinese restaurant located in Green Valley (Sydney South West). We recently paid a visit for my birthday in December and again a couple of weeks ago to celebrate my parent’s wedding anniversary. We pretty much ordered the same things on both occasions so I think that’s saying something…
Golden King 2000 is located amongst a small shopping village in Green Valley and is very easy to locate.
Oysters with vermicelli and xo sauce (market price)
The eldest sister and I order for the family – 10 adults and 4 kids. This probably wasn’t the best idea to leave it to us. You’ll see why at the end. We start with steamed juicy and plump oysters with vermicelli and the oh so flavoursome xo sauce. We paid $36 for a dozen on the night.
Hong Kong Style Crab (market price)
Not realising that this choice of sauce was the chilliest one, the poor nephews couldn’t have any and they love crab – oops sorry little ones. But let me tell you it is the best sauce you can get here with crab. It’s spicy, it’s sweet, it’s sticky, IT’S GOOD!
How can I not give you a close up of the crab goodness? The best thing was that the crab meat was so tender and succulent, especially in the claws which are my favourite bits! Mmmm.
E Fu noodles served with our crab for an extra $5
You couldn’t see the noodles in the two photos above as there were 2 kilos of crab sitting on top. On the night we paid $135 for 2 kilos of mud crab.
Shandong Chicken $13.90
Twice cooked chicken served with a black vinegar dressing is just about the favourite non seafood dish amongst my family. We get so greedy we actually order 2 servings. To be honest, Golden King 2000 is the only place I’ve had shandong chicken and I’m happy for it to remain that way because the chicken is absolutely heavenly as is and I don’t want to try it anywhere else!
Stir Fry Mixed Vegetables $10.50
There’s always a need for some mixed vegetables.
Pork Mince with Round Beans in XO Sauce $10.90
The xo component was very similar to that of the oysters. You can’t ever go wrong with anything xo flavoured.
Seafood Bean Curd in Hot Pot $16
I think my sister and I feel guilty about all the meat dishes we order so we get a 3rd vegetable dish.
Salt & Pepper Calamari $??
My family have a weakness for salt and pepper calamari. Tender pieces of calamari are coated in a light crispy batter, tossed generously in salt and pepper.
Sweet & Sour Pork $11.30
It’s very rare for our family to have sweet and sour pork outside of home, but this is an exception. Golden King 2000 really make a darn good sweet and sour pork. The batter retains its crunch, even after being drenched in the well balanced sweet and sour sauce. Right to the very last piece do the pork pieces stay crunchy. Incredible.
Large Special Fried Rice $7.70
Fried rice cooked with char siu, prawns and chicken on a large plate only costs us a mere $7.70. I really don’t think you can get much better value than that.
Our Family Feast
Turns out the big sister and I over compensate haha. We like to say that we always prefer more food than too little, and anything excess can be taken away. My brother shakes his head in disbelief with how much food we had ordered at the start.
I think the food at Golden King 2000 is awesome for a local Chinese restaurant in its area. It always tastes amazing (consistency wins me over) and it doesn’t burn a hole in your wallet. My parents are the biggest critics of Chinese food, especially because they can just cook it at home, but they really enjoy eating here so that must be a good thing.
If you’re ever around the area, be sure to drop by. Get the hong kong style crab and the shandong chicken for me please. I promise it will not disappoint.
Golden King 2000
170-172 Green Valley Road
Green Valley NSW 2168
Tel: +61 9608 0760