Friday, December 31, 2010

East Ocean chinese NYE experience

We decided with a couple of friends to go into Darling Harbour last night to see the fireworks etc and to take in some of the new year spirit. We were all a bit nervous about driving in and then making our way through the crowds and then finding somewhere to eat. Well let me tell you it was fine and we had an excellent night. We decided to get into town about 5pm and head to Chinatown where we met up with another couple, to have a drink and then find somewhere to eat. Chinatown was a buzz, the place was packed and there were food stalls up and down Dixon Street selling Dim Sum and kebabs etc. We stopped in at the pub on the corner of Dixon street and Hay street called of all things "Covent Gardens" and had a few beers (the pub was not packed at all). We then started looking for somewhere to eat and decided to go into East Ocean which has always been a favourite of mine for yum cha and to my surprise we got a table for 6 as they were also not all that busy. The food as always was good from the roast duck to the Bokchoy and mushroom dish for Jenny our vegetarian friend. Good service which is not always what you get here especially at Yum Cha time and overall a very pleasant experience. I have rated this a 6/10

We managed to pull ourselves away from the food and we finally got to Darling Harbour to see some of the fireworks at 9pm with about a million other people. Although there were lots of people we found getting through the crowd easy and well managed. All in all a great night out and we will  be doing the same again next year. so thank you to Jo, Denis, Peter and Jenny for a wonderful night.

Happy new year to all.

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