This restaurant is a Melbourne classic located in Chinatown. It is a large restaurant located on the second floor of a warehouse-looking building on a small laneway in the midst of Chinatown. Inside it is bigger than expected, separated by carved wooden screens. The service is impeccable and the classic Chinese dishes are excellent.
Saute Chicken with Pine Nuts
Chicken with shiitake mushrooms, carrots, bamboo shoots, and pine nuts
Eggplant in Spicy Salt
Fried eggplant in spicy salt stuffed with carrots, yam, pine nuts, and served with crispy enoki mushrooms
Gai Lan in Shaoxing Wine
Chinese broccoli stir-fried in rice wine and ginger
Stir-fried Vermicelli noodles with prawns, BBQ pork, snow peas, shiitake mushrooms, onion, and chili
‘Typhoon Shelter” Lamb Cutlets
Flinders Island saltbush lamb cutlets stir-fried with fried crispy garlic, chili, and scallions
Great Ocean Road Brewhouse
Roast Lamb Dinner
Sliced roast lamb with roasted potatoes and seasonal steamed vegetables all covered in a rich gravy, served with a dollop of mint jelly
Fish and Chips
Mexican Chicken Parma
Basically nachos on top of a parma–an interesting idea…
Chocolate Mousse in a Chocolate Shell with cream
Chocolate Mud Cake with vanilla ice cream
Sticky Date Pudding with vanilla ice cream
One of the best desserts I’ve had here! So full of caramel and rich pudding–delectable!
Another day, another Eggs Benedict. Almost too much bacon on this one, but nevertheless still delicious.
Very Australian and super good– the bun was almost Brioche-y.
Eggs and Bacon
Queen Victoria Market
A super rich chocolate-y, fudge-y slice with pieces of shortbread biscuit interspersed throughout and with a layer of coconut shavings on top–absolutely amazing!
Red Ochre Grill
Cripsy Onion Rings with Citrus Aioli
Pulled Pork Burger
The pulled pork was not our favourite kind (we love the vinegar-y Carolina kind!) and it was also too sweet. But the bun, fries, and salad were all great!
This included the two most common Aussie items put on a burger: an egg and beetroot. Even Macca’s serves burger with these items.
Veal Schnitzel with Killpatrick Sauce
Killpatrick sauce is Worcestershire sauce with bacon and cheese. The first bites were very good, but as is usually the case with Worchestershire sauce, it gets a bit much eventually.
A solid parma with a sizable amount of ham; the chips and salad were good, as usual.
Kulata Training Academy
This is a hands-on trade school for Indigenous youths. It’s a great group and the food was very delicious.
Bacon and Egg Panini
With onion jam (the unusual, and most delicious, aspect)
Desert Lime Melting Moment
Two shortbread cookies with a very generous swirl of buttercream–so rich! The desert lime flavour was really good, definitely lime-y but with a hint of something else a little herb-like.