Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

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Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

Situtated right next to Gordon train station it's prime take-away pick up time this Friday night for just my husband and I. For all of our group eating out adventures that I love, he specifically asked if we could be alone tonight as he missed that. So whilst this isn't a romantic place to have dinner, it was a romantic notion behind it. The small room is half full with customers and the woman in the apron shows us to a table for 4, even though there are 2 of us.

After a quick search through the menu we've made our selection after enquiring whether the Squid with Spicy Salt and the Squid with Spicy Sauce are different. In actual fact they're the same thing so we order a serve of that as well as a chicken, day lily and fungus hot pot and rice for two.

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

Grass Jelly drink $2

For drinks we try the Grass Jelly herbal drink. It's a non carbonated sweet slightly herbal tasting drink with small chunks of jelly throughout it. It does taste a little grassy although not as grassy as you might imagine and it's not bad but probably not for the unadventurous.

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

_Squid with Spicy Salt $13.50

_Both dishes arrives at the same time, within 5-10 minutes of ordering and we dig into the spicy salt squid. It's tender but perhaps has been sitting on the bench waiting for the hot pot to cook as it's not that piping hot which is how freshly cooked deep fried food often is with the oil burning the tongue in its eager haste to taste. To its credit it's not greasy at all and quite tender although I don't know if I would say that it is Sydney's best, although it is good. It's a deceptively large serve with my husband pausing midway to stare at the plate and exclaim "There's a lot of it there!".

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

Chicken, day lily and fungus hot pot $14.50

The chicken, day lily and fungus hot pot is a large, piping hot ceramic bowl filled with softer than soft chicken strips, day lily, fungus (wood ear mushrooms) and boy choy at the bottom. It's a little underseasoned but still filling and sustaining.

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

Perhaps it's not Sydney's best salt and pepper squid but it is very, very good and for such pursuits, I'll gladly go to the ends of the earth!

Golden Swallow, Gordon: The Pursuit of Sydney's Best Salt & Pepper Squid

At the risk of having ripe fruit hurled at me, I promise this is my second last post mentioning the Well Fed Network's awards.

Not Quite Nigella has been nominated in two categories for Well Fed Network’s awards. Thankyou so much for the wonderful people that nominated me :) And if you would like to vote you can do so on. I think I need all the help I can get!

Best Food Blog - Post (for my Freeganism story)

Best Food Blog - City

Lots of love and happiness,

Lorraine aka NQN

xxx

Golden Swallow

7 St Johns Avenue, Gordon, NSW

Tel: +61 (02)9498-8666

Open: Monday-Wednesday 11:30-2:30pm, 5-9.30pm

Thursday-Saturday 11:30-2:30pm, 5-10pm

Sunday and Public Holidays 5-9.30pm