Sun Ho Restaurant, Rockdale Sydney

Guest blogger edition

In a world where restaurants seem to open up and close down as frequent as the sun rises and sets, it's always a nice surprise when a good restaurant stands the test of time. It's been almost 5 years since thefoodbook blogged about the Sun Ho Yum Cha Restaurant in Rockdale and so it was a pleasant surprise to visit this place once again.

Sun Ho is located on top of one of those small RSL/pokies type clubs and serves Yum Cha 7 days a week. They have a continuous special where they give you 20% for Yum cha Mon- Fri and 10% Sat-Sun.

They no longer have the price list on the tables like they did 5 years ago, but luckily I took a phot of the menu 5 years ago and I had a quick check of the prices then and now.

Small dishes are $4.60 (previously $3.50), Medium dishes are $5.80 (previously $4.70) Large are $7.40 (previously $5.70) and Extra large are now $8.10 (previously $6.50).

So there has been some price increases, but not too bad I guess. Understandably, costs do increase and there is always inflation which means that it's only natural for prices to increase. The good news is that the taste of the dishes has not diminished!

Prawn dumplings - 5 to a steamer - good value!

'The king's' siu mai - pork siu mai dumplings but topped with scallop and prawns

Vegetarian rice noodle (Churn fun) - the famous noodle dish but with no filling. A lighter choice

Chinese hot dog buns - steamed Chinese bread with a Chinese sausage inside (Lap Cheong)

Chinese chive dumplings

Steamed beef balls - an old favourite, drizzled with Worcestershire sauce, the best part is the beancurd sheets at the bottom that has soaked up all the juices.

Deep fried wontons

Beancurd wraps - inside is mushrooms, pork, prawns and some other vegetables.

Sticky rice in lotus leaves - the leaves impart an unmistakable herby smokey flavour to the rice

The sticky rice inside

Beef rice noodle 

Black pepper veal ribs

Chicken feet

Fresh hot, crispy egg tarts to finish off the meal

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