The other night a few of us stopped by for a quick meal after work. It was another extremely cold night, so hot and sour soup sounded like the perfect thing to order. It was rich and thick, with good texture from the tofu and vegetables but I think they were just a tad too heavy-handed with the pepper.
Hot & sour soupThe second dish is one I haven't tried here before but sounded interesting enough. I used to hate bitter melon but have become a big fan of it in recent years. My Mum cooks it best with egg but I've also had other great dishes with it. This the meat in the hotpot was tender and juicy and the black bean sauce was great. It helped to offset the bitterness of the melon but it wasn't quite enough, these were really bitter bittermelons! I think that the melon needed to be cooked longer, they were still quite crunchy and the bitterness was just too dominant. We ended up leaving most of the bittermelon behind.
Eastwood Garden Peking Restaurant
(02) 9804 1289
167 Rowe Street,
Mon-Sun: 11am - 10.30pm