Just past the turnoff to picturesque Berowra Waters, opposite Berowra station along the Pacific Highway heading north from Sydney sits the Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, resplendent. The menu is unbelievably long, with many combinations and permutations of Chinese classics, with a few other Asian specialties in the mix. Soups, prawns and seafood, chicken, beef and steak, lamb, pork, duck, sweet and sour dishes, omelette, chow mein, vegetables, curries… the list goes on. What’s more, the prices are incredibly competitive.
With such an incredible range on offer at Golden Phoenix Chinese Restaurant, the sole Chinese restaurant in the small northern Sydney town of Berowra, it can be hard to choose. Thankfully, the kind folk behind the venture have put together a list of ten popular dishes for when you’re in a rush and need to get back on the road – many customers are on their way to or from the city along the Pacific Highway. Otherwise, focus on the chef’s specials – these give a good picture of what one can expect from this particular Chinese restaurant.
Okay, so it’s not all Chinese at Golden Phoenix. A few other Asian specialties lurk amid the authentic Chinese dishes, which is just as well considering Berowra has a very limited range of restaurants to choose from compared to the cosmopolis of Sydney an hour south. Chef’s specials include Cantonese sang choy bow and you can also get yourself a laksa or a Thai red curry. But we recommend the chef’s Mongolian lamb pancake, Jiangnan or Beijing pork ribs, or the northern Chinese-style chicken fillet for a real regional kick.