on July 10, 2006
Marigold is a Yum Cha institution in Sydney's Chinatown. Consistently placed in Sydney's Good eating guides, Marigold offers a wide range of dim sum at reasonable prices.Beyond the dim sum favourites, like steamed pork buns and siew mai, there is a wide range of cooked food to satisfy every taste bud. The century egg porridge is good and flavourful, the doufa (steamed bean curd) with a tinge of ginger is lovely (although a little too sweet), and the cheong fun with sugar peas is also very nice. The seafood also features with steamed chillie pippies and very nice salt-and-pepper calamari. The restaurant is like a traditional dim sum restaurant, where the food comes to you in pushcarts. In some instances, the food is even cooked (like the boiled vegs or fried rice rolls) right in front of your eyes, so the food is all fresh and hot.The only drawback of the place is that it is very crowded on weekend with many families, making yum cha a regular fixture on their schedule. It is best to arrive at the restaurant before 12:30pm, or else you may have to wait in queue while you watch the delicious food whizz past you. Because of the crowds, the service also sometimes suffers, but for me, the food is worth it.
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