Cuisine Focus: China
In celebration ofAustralia’s wonderful food scene, we’ve compiled a list of the top five feedercountries of international students into the Australian tertiary educationsector and listed our favourite places to indulge in the correspondingcountries’ culinary delights.
Shandong Mamatakes dumplings to the next level. Perfectly cooked fish dumplings are the mainevent but there is also a Melbourne themed option, filled with diced seafood,chicken mince, lemon rind, olive oil, parsley and garlic.
Based in a trendy yet traditional space, Mr Wong applies thesame principles to its food. Kick things off with classic pork xiao long baoand Szechuan lamb dumplings, grab some King crab fried rice on the side and launchinto the Shandong-style beef short rib with soy, chilli and shallot dressing.
Yum cha is the name of the game at Bamboo Basket. Chicken & chive dumplings, pork wontons with spicy garlicvinegar and prawn spring rolls are great ways to start before splitting a wholesalt and pepper flounder with some handmade noodles.
Asian Gourmet on the Pier offers something for everyone, from slow cooked pork knuckleserved cold and Tasmanian oysters with XO sauce and vermicelli noodle to aCantonese roast duck in premium soy sauce.
Situated unassumingly in Westlane Arcade, Magic Wok deliverssome of Darwin’s best and most unique Chinese. You pay by the weight of yourtray, which you can fill with exotic meats like crocodile, buffalo and emu, andbest of all, free noodles!
You can’t really go wrong at Hawkers Cuisine,where majority of dishes won’t even sting you a $20 note. Get acquainted withcrispy squid and wonton soup before choosing a main – the curry laksa withprawns, chicken, tofu, egg, bean curd and fish cake is a safe bet.
Adelaide residents swear by Concubine,an intimate venue where diners treat themselves to Peking duck pancakes, SouthAustralian prawns in coconut curry and Barossa pork belly in dark soy. If you’relucky, there might even a special like the lobster tail in XO sauce available.
Dickson Dumpling House gives the people of Canberra exactly what they want in aChinese restaurant. Dishes like chilli basil noodles with chicken make a greatpairing with xiao long bao and prawn dumplings.