There isn’t enough exceptional Chinese food in the world, well maybe not in the world, but there certainly isn’t enough on the Gold Coast. UNTIL NOW.
It is with full, happy bellies we are here to report that Broadbeach has recently landed itself a brand new, authentic Chinese restaurant and it is indeed, some of the best Chinese food we’ve ever tasted.
Grand Dynasty opened in Broadbeach recently and with it, a venue that will surely delight the senses of anyone who steps inside. With stunning lanterns string throughout, authentic Chinese ornaments placed throughout and tanks filled with live seafood, it’s a dining experience you won’t soon forget.
It’s the work of chef Ken Zeng, who has spent many a year travelling the world, including our very own beachside city as a child. His smiling face is a highlight of spending time at Grand Dynasty and his passion for hospitality is evident in both the menu and the overall vibe of the venue.
The menu is a mix of yum cha for lunch and a la carte options for dinner and let it be known that every single thing on it is delicious and will have you coming back time and time again.
The yum cha menu is filled with all your favourites including dim sims, MANY varieties of dumplings, minced beef balls, pork pastries, BBQ buns, soft shell crab, san choy bow (love you) and crispy egg tarts. We recommend sampling everything.
At dinner time, well, prepare to have your mind blown.
The Hong Kong Chilli Mud Crab is sensational and one of the tastiest dishes we’ve ever tried. Not to mention it looks pretty to eat, almost too pretty, that’s not really a thing.
The Lobster with Garlic and Butter sauce, same deal. So much flavour, so very pretty to look at, but did not have a problem demolishing.
You should also sample the Steamed Sliced Abalone with ginger and shallots.
Of course, all the usual favourites are on offer including the BEST Honey Chicken there has ever been (and we’ve sampled a lot), Chicken with cashew nuts, Crispy Duck with plum sauce and Salt and Pepper King Prawns.
The menu is extensive and everything is the goods so, if you have a hard time choosing, the banquet is definitely what you want.
You may choose from Banquet A (which includes Mongolian Lamb, winning) for $45 per person and Banquet B, which includes MANY incredible dishes for $60 person and both are ridiculous value.
So yes, we’re pretty happy to have Chinese food back in our lives. Do yourselves a favour friends, Grand Dynasty will make you happy.
LOCATION: The Oasis Shopping Centre, Old Burleigh Rd, Broadbeach
HOURS: Open from 10.30am until late daily
Words and photos by Kirra Smith