I have been to this restaurant a few times, but it had been at least a couple of years since my last visit. The restaurant still looked the same, a few carpark spaces on Glen Osmond Road at the front of the restaurant. and a few limited carpark spaces at the back which you had to access through the side of the restaurant. They should provide more lights from the back carpark to the front of the restaurant, as it was dark and quite a way to walk. The inside of the restaurant still looked the same, we didn't make a booking on a Saturday night and they were not very busy. We were seated down at a table quite quickly. The menu had changed a little bit.
There were still the paintings on the wall from since the last time I went. I loved the way the restaurant still had the folded napkins, a lot of the Chinese restaurants don't do this anymore. It not only looked neat, but quite unique.
Yummy steamed fish
All the food arrived promptly, all the dishes were out within 15 minutes. I was always a fan of the claypot dishes. The look of the anchovies with tofu in the claypot was not appertising, but it was actually very tasty. King prawns with vermicelli in a claypot had always been one of my favourites, the vermicelli was not gluey, there was enough juice in the pot unlike some other places. There were actually 6 king prawns in the pot!!
For seasonal veggies, we decided to have the chinese broccoli with garlic. That was pretty delicious too. Last but not least, we ordered the steamed fish. It was cooked to perfection, there was plenty of meat to share around, and the fish was very fresh. I love the soy sauce together with the fish, just perfect with the steamed rice.
There are a few Chinese restaurants around that area and this one has been here for quite sometime, the standards are pretty high. In addition, they have a special on at the moment, if you dine in, you will receive a $10 voucher to spend on your next mean. However the catch is that you have to dine there within a month. Overall, a pleasant experience.
Visit Rice Chinese Cuisine - 104 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside, SA 5063,
(08) 8373 7000