In Asian, Dining on
March 17, 2010

Eastwood Star BBQ

It seems that I often remember insignificant things which nobody else does. For instance, one of my most vivd memories of high school was the first day of Year 7, when we were all sitting in the hall whilst the parents were all peeking in through the glass door (the teacher wouldn’t let them in). The teachers then made the parents leave and told us to wave goodbye to them- it was like preschool all over again!

I would have thought it to be a memorable experience for everyone, but everytime I bring this up, no one seem to rememeber this……

Another one of my memories was when my mother once took us to a restaurant in Eastwood after school. This was back in my early primary school days, and it a was a rare thing for my mum to take us out after school. I remember the restaurant being slightly dark (or maybe it was because I was looking outside the whole time) and that it wasn’t really nicely decorated but that I was really happy to be able to eat out after school and especially happy that I was allowed to choose a drink, which I happily slurped down. Unfortunately, it closed down a long time ago, and in its place have been several of other restaurants, most of which haven’t been too successful.

Lately, it belongs to Eastwood Star BBQ, and always being up for something new, we decided to give it a try.

Complimentary Soup (Lai Tong)

The restaurant isn’t too busy, which I guess isn’t surprising given the amount of competition around the area. They have a selection of barbecued meats too, which don’t look too bad but the fact that BBQ One is only a few metres away means that they don’t get too many customers buying them.

Dinner is served with complimentary soup which tastes the same as any other complimentary soup you’d get from a chinese restaurant- I can never really tell the difference. I really like this type of soup -it’s sweet, it’s got carrots in it (yum!) and the pork is very very tender.

Satay pot

The satay pot was good- it had plenty of noodles and onions and the meat was nice and tender. Of course, it is never a good idea to eat too much of the noodles- they leave you feeling very bloated when they get down to your stomach and expand. But the flavours were really good- making it really difficult to control youself!

Sweet and Sour Pork

Sweet and Sour Pork is one of my all time favourite chinese dishes. Although I can tell the difference between a good and bad sweet and sour pork dish, it’s hard for a restaurant to produce one which I won’t like. So, needless to say, I was content with this dish. The pork was hot and crunchy and the sauce was good, although not the best I’ve ever had.

Shan Tung Chicken

With nice crispy skin, and a tangy and slightly sweet sauce, the Shan Tung chicken goes quite quickly. Again, it isn’t the best I’ve ever had but being fried chicken, we liked it anyway.

Portugese chicken baked rice


I usually love portugese chicken rice- I love the straight-from-the-oven-hotness and how it’s drenched in yummy portugese (curry like) chicken sauce. This one however, failed to please and we did not even end up finishing it. The sauce itself was mediocre but what ruined this was the amount of cheese they put in. Although portugese chicken rice is usually served with a bit of mozerella cheese over the top, so that when you scoop it out, there are cheese strands, the cheese does not affect the taste too much. This dish had too much cheese and I think they also used the wrong type of cheese as the strong cheese flavour didn’t compliment the rice and portugese sauce too well. Luckily, I actually like cheese, so despite the mismatch of flavours, I found it bearable.
Overall, the food isn’t too bad but definitely not as good as many of the restaurants in the Eastwood area.


Eastwood Star BBQ restaurant195 Rowe St, Eastwood

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  • Anita

    Portuguese chicken rice does sound very nice – pity this one wasn't up to scratch 🙁

    March 18, 2010 at 5:50 AM Reply
  • tangerine eats

    The satay pot looks so comforting

    March 19, 2010 at 2:20 AM Reply
  • SteelCityFlan

    Oh, man. It took me three hours! And it was so so so much fun. I can't wait to do all the frosting tomorrow 😀

    March 19, 2010 at 8:32 PM Reply
  • lis

    That Satay Pot looks really really good… can't believe you could still try out all the other dishes after that one. I probably would have just rolled over and slept… 😛

    March 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM Reply
  • Canadian Viagra

    Soup looks great, and also it could help me to eliminate this flue it's affecting me since last week.

    June 9, 2011 at 8:17 PM Reply
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