Friday, April 8, 2011

Alaskan King Crab @ Golden Court Abalone Restaurant, Richmond Hill

I've known Pavel and Thomas for five years and throughout those years I could not recall a single time where we had dinner together. Our closest to a proper meal was Bagel and Coffee at Tim Hortons.

I finally changed that this meeting when I suggested to take them out for an authentic Chinese Meal at Golden Court Abalone Restaurant in Richmond Hill for some Alaskan King Crab and Peking Duck!

Live Alaskan Red King Crab
8 lb Live Alaskan King Crab
Our King Crab came in at 8lbs!

Peking Duck: 1st Course
Peking Duck Course 1
Peking Duck Crepe
The Peking Duck was really good! The Skin was crispy and the meat was very tender. This is the best Peking Duck I've had in Toronto.

Peking Duck: 2nd Course
Peking Duck Course 2
Our Duck Meat was Stir-Fried with some minced Carrots, Celery, and Chestnut. The Duck Meat was well seasoned and did not come dripping in oil.

Stir Fried Alaskan King Crab with Ginger and Spring Onion
Stir Fried Alaskan King Crab with Ginger and Spring Onion
These King Crab Legs had as much meat as Lobster Tails but the texture of the meat was a lot softer which I prefer. It was cooked perfect and was naturally sweet with the Ginger and Spring Onion not overpowering it.

Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Garlic
Steamed Alaskan King Crab Legs with Garlic
This was the best way to eat King Crab Legs! One could taste the natural sweetness of the crab legs. It was so good!

Stir-Fried Kailan with Garlic
Stir-Fried Kailan with Garlic
The Kai Lan was a little oily but had a nice crunch. The Garlic complemented the Kai Lan well.

Alaskan King Crab Fried Rice
Alaskan King Crab Fried Rice
The Roe was used to make the Fried Rice. It was really good. The Rice did not clump together and was well seasoned with enough salt to impart the flavor of the Crab Roe onto the rice.

Dessert: Assorted Pastries of Lychee Jelly and Red Bean Tart
Dessert: Assorted Pastries of Lychee Jelly and Red Bean Tart
The Jelly was really nice. It had chunks of Lychee, Chrysanthemum Flowers and Wolf Berries. The Red Bean Tart was crunchy on the outside and the Red Bean Paste wasn't too sweet.

Green Bean Dessert Soup
Green Bean Dessert Soup

My meal at Golden Court was one of the best I've had. Everything was just cooked so well! The King Crabs were delicious and was much better than what I had at Sun Sui Wah in Vancouver. Their Peking Duck even beats out my favorite restaurant "Peaktop". It definitely pays to know the Manager and Owner of the Restaurant who happened to be my friend's customer.

Food: 4.8/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 4.5/5
Price: $$$$$ (Approximately USD $50 per person)

Contact Information
Address: 270 West Beaver Creek Road Richmond Hill, ON L4B 3Y9, Canada
Tel: +1 (905) 707-6628

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wawawa said...

What a coincidence!! We had an 8lbs Alaskan King Crab at Very Fair, Scarborough on Friday nite as well. It's so good and yum.

Boon Chuan said...
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boon said...

wow, the crab is huge.

Kwong said...

@wawawa: HAha that's definitely a coincidence! I haven't been to "Very Fair" for a long time. I should definitely give the place a visit again! :)

@Boon: Haha ya! There's even bigger than 8lbs!

b9moto said...

Man, great stuff you eat there, it looks fantastic!