After reading some good reviews on this place and coupled with the fact it was close by to work, we headed over to Old Cathay for lunch.
The building that Old Cathay calls home can be quite tricky to get to if you don’t know the area so be warned!
We were seated promptly when we arrived and after a look at the menu I decided to go with my old favourite of BBQ pork and wonton noodles. Must be sounding like an old record stuck in a loop by now.
The decor of the place is quite nice and from the entrance you can see the kitchen in front of you and Chinese roast duck and pork hanging in glass cabinet on the right.
Our meals arrived sooner than expected which we won’t be complaining about.
The BBQ pork looked a bit dry and was not as succulent as other Chinese BBQ places, probably due to overcooking or a prolonged time under the warmer. There was very generous amount of noodles, much more than the typical serving elsewhere, something I liked. The dressing on the noodles was not as sweet as other places (which is not a bad thing) but the oil content was quite high, leaving a greasy feeling on the lips. The wontons were OK but the first bite of each one had a strange initial taste. Some kind of bitterness taste that you would get from alchol. The broth didn’t exhibit the same taste so it must have been the wonton dumplings.
Overall the meal was OK and I’m conflicted whether to return or not.