We like North Garden and get along when we can – as we hadn’t been for a while and on the way home driving from town we decided to stop and grab an early dinner.
The BWS almost next door was our first stop and now armed with a bottle of Xanadu Cabernet Sauvignon we walked in to the usual friendly welcome from owner, Joanne, who was setting up for a large group who arrived a few minutes later – it is a popular neighbourhood spot.
A serve of prawn toast – plenty of juicy prawn meat on buttery toasted bread and a complimentary dish of prawn crackers saw off our immediate hunger pangs, and soon we had our two mains, and rice.
Chilli King Prawns had a pleasant chilli hit, the shelled prawns firm to the bite and sweet fleshed, with plenty of just cooked vegetables adding crunch and texture – very enjoyable as always.
Fillets of fish, cooked without batter, served in a satay sauce came next– mild but with the requisite satay aromas and flavours – onion and cauliflower made up most of the accompanying vegetables – the fish was tender and there was plenty of it.
Both dishes were full of flavour, well-cooked seafood retaining firmness, and generous servings. Once again we went away happy with our choice.
A good neighbourhood Chinese serving Cantonese style cuisine, North Garden always seems to please – judging by the happy customers they have created a niche in Bassendean and their take away service is likewise popular.