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Awash in pink linen tablecloths, the dining room at Silver Pond in Lauderhill is framed by assertive maroon wallpaper with a Chinese mural at one end and a wall of tanks at the other, with lobsters and Dungeness crabs on display. Small groups of Chinese families using chopsticks flank a dining room peppered with tourists wielding forks and knives. Don't let a wan dining room dissuade you Silver Pond. Be ready for adventure offered on an epic menu of Cantonese cuisine. Seafood is most represented, including sea cucumber, abalone, and conch. The lobster is among the best in the area, regardless of culinary genre. Aside from seafood, try the bird's nest with savory vegetables, the crispy Hong Kong chicken, or the Peking rubbed pork chops for authentic dishes.
We're counting down to New Times' Best Of Broward/Palm Beach 2012 issue in June by serving up our top 100 favorite dishes. Click here for a full archive. If you have any nominations of your own, pleas... More »
"Don't get that," said our Chinese server in a voice that was quiet but firm. "It's really stinky." My friends and I were well into our meal at Silver Pond Chinese Restaurant in Lauderdale Lakes. We had already ordered a first round and were... More »
Christmas? Is it a load of bullshit thinking you must celebrate it? Did we not spend all of December hunting down the right gifts for the right people, humming along to the Christmas tunes, and eating all the holiday cookies? We ate every single... More »
Silver Pond is as close to an authentic Chinese culinary experience as you'll find in South Florida. The menu is an epic of Cantonese dishes, differentiated by mellow spices, savory sauces, seafood -- such as sea cucumber, abalone, and conch -- and a smattering of preserved meats and fish. That is, if you order from the green restaurant menu (the full one) as opposed to the white one (which is an abbreviated list of Chinese takeout's greatest hits). The highlight of that authentic... More »
The best way to find great Chinese food -- unless you happen to live in San Francisco, where it rains jasmine tea -- is to disguise yourself, Inspector Clouseau-style, and trail a Chinese family at a safe distance. A little careful sleuthing and you'll end up at Silver Pond in Lauderdale Lakes. Getting a table might be another matter, since Hong Kong families, and New York families, and Vancouver families will have gotten there well ahead of you. But the few minutes you'll have to cool your... More »