Dragon Palace, Success
We are still working our way through the new restaurants at Cockburn Gateways Alfresco Dining Area. This time we headed for Dragon Palace. Although a recent newcomer to Cockburn, Dragon Palace first opened in Perth in 1999. When we walked in the first thing we saw were beautifully cooked ducks hanging in the window. Past that, there was a large aquarium where customers could select their seafood and behind that was the kitchen where the chef’s were moving like clockwork.
We’d booked for 6.30 and I’m glad we did because as we arrived we could see it was quite a popular choice. We were shown to our table which was beautifully set with a white table cloth and dark blue and white china. The decor was warm and inviting. The menus were very large in size and choice. After looking through it we decided to go with the banquet meal for two at a cost of $78. As they still haven’t acquired a liquor licence we’d bought along a bottle of Rosé to share. The waiter immediately informed us, very politely, that a $5 corkage would be charged and then quickly got us an ice bucket and glasses, he then asked if he could pour our drinks for us. After ordering it didn’t take long before our first course arrived.
The first plate was “Three Seasons of Platter”. This consisted of Deep Fried Prawn Toast, Deep Fried Wonton and Spring Rolls. Each item was tasty but the stand out was the Prawn Toast. There was a generous amount of prawn on each piece and they were cooked perfectly.
Next the trolley arrived with the Peking Duck Pancake. It’s always exciting seeing the theatrics of the carving of the duck and the assembly of the pancakes. We received two each and the duck was beautiful with crisp tasty skin and moist meat. The pancakes however were a little doughy, but still extremely tasty.
The rest of the duck was taken away and then transformed into San Choy Bao. This was bought out with the Sizzling Garlic King Prawn and the Yangzhou Fried Rice. All the dishes were excellent and the serving sizes so large. We left a bit of the Prawn and Rice dishes so they were put into a takeaway container for us.
We finished off with wonderful icy cold watermelon and orange slices. A refreshing finish to an exceptionally good meal. The service throughout the evening was very friendly and attentive making it a very enjoyable evening. I’m so glad Dragon Palace has opened close to home.
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