Thursday, March 8, 2012

Dong Fang Garden Restaurant - Kogarah

Dong Fang Garden Restaurant

We've been to some fail restaurants before and this one probably is one to add to the list. We were in Kogarah, near to train station trying to look for something to eat but seeing nothing too appealing. We eventually settled for Dong Fang Garden Restaurant as it seemed to be one of the few places which actually had people in it. Outside, it advertised lunch specials for $9.80 which offered a soup, a noodle/rice dish, and a coffee or pudding to finish. And so we went in.

Ushered to our table, the waiter asked what tea we wanted (normal chinese tea selection). Then we ordered. My hubby ordered a set with a main of shredded duck noodles and I ordered a beef brisket stir noodle set. Having ordered the sets we were immediately and abruptly informed that we were to be denied our coffee/pudding finish. What? Why? Because we named a chinese tea when asked 'what tea would you like?' *sighz* ripped.

Second disappointment came with the soup. Erm... soup? The waiters thumb was practically in the soup when he bought these out. It was umm... murky. I had one sip - not much taste. Abandoned.

The redeeming factor must be my hubby's noodles. These were slightly on the oily side but tasty. Good amounts of duck and noodles and veges.

Shredded duck fried noodles

My noodles, though not brilliant, were also OK. They were quite skimp on the brisket - I counted five pieces of brisket and tendons all up. There were noodles-a-plenty though.

Beef Brisket stir noodles

Would I return? Definately not. LOL

Food - 6.5/10
Service - 5/10
Ambiance - 6/10
Value for money - 6/10
Overall - 23.5/40

Dong Fang Garden Restaurant
74 Railway Parade
NSW 2217
Tel: (02) 9588 7999


Anonymous said...

We found it delicious, especially the crab dishes. Give them a challenge and five of us were very impressed. Give them a go.

Anonymous said...

I thought it was a good restaurant! especially there dinner menu. There's a dinner special that is $149 that is really good :D its got crab and fish! You should try it :D