All the dishes we had are delicious and fulfilling. Though I do remember the ma po tofu being tasting less sour a few years ago ...
Take away duck pancakes nothing like i expected. Don't really believe it was duck actually. No fresh spring onion. Duck was a mashed up mess. Dreadful!
Best food and service, would definitely recommend!
It appears my review will be one of few from an Asian perspective. For clarity's sake, a few things must be established. This is not a "Chinese Restaurant". This is an "Australianised Chinese Restaurant". This means that the cuisine is not traditional Chinese food from any region. For example, Mongolian lamb is not a Chinese dish, and the dim sim is actually Australian, as is San Choy Bow with pork. And since when was Laksa Chinese????? Overall, the dishes resemble Cantonese cuisine; keyword, resembles. So for people seeking authentic Chinese food from any region, this place is not for you! However, what if said person is seeking Australianised Chinese food, back when Chinese restaurants were kings, and thai takeaway was non existent? Then this place is perfect for you, although, disclaimer, it is expensive. The mongolian lamb is indeed very nice, the Shang tung chicken is also very nice. The combination chow mein used to be very good, but a change of ownership and three head chefs later, it is pretty poor. The satay beef/chicken is another stand out, very creamy and rich. The mapo tofu I found quite nice, although it isn't particularly tailored to Aussie tastes. They do offer Xiao Long Bao, shanghai soup dumplings. However, these are double the price and half the quantity and quality compared to dumplings from specialist shanghai cuisine restaurants, such as Taste of Shanghai or Mr Stone pot. But, it is in the Shire, so lack of competition, I suppose. Overall, as far as an Australianised Chinese restaurant goes, it's a 5/5 for taste, -1 for price, so 4/5. Just don't expect authentic Cantonese food, as it isn't that at all. It is perhaps a relic from a bygone era. But in the Shire, I expect it to survive a while longer. And I hope it does.
We come here often. Food is delicious. Although it's not the same without the older man that we use to always see. The food has been coming out slower. Even when it's not busy. Not sure if they've change chefs or owner. But we'll still come here.
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