Chinese

Zongzi and the Dragon Boat (Duanwu) Festival

Today is the Dragon Boat Festival (aka the Duanwu Festival) which occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the lunar calendar. The best part about this festival are the zongzi as well as dragon boat racing. Zongzi (rice dumplings) are small pyramid-like food items stuffed with sticky glutinous rice and usually has […] Read more…

Yumcha @ Top Taste Chinese Restaurant

Top Taste Chinese Restaurant in Woden replaced Noble Palace some time last year. I don’t even know what happened to Noble Palace or why it shut down. Lots of new red signage was displayed outside for the new Top Taste. A work colleague and I headed there to try out some yumcha for lunch. After […] Read more…

Dumplings @ Taste of Shanghai Sydney

I usually head to Din Tai Fung whenever I’m in Sydney for their dumplings, particularly the xiao long bao, but a friend mentioned she goes to another dumpling place that’s cheaper and better. I’m always up for trying new (and cheaper) places so I was happy to go along. We headed to World Square’s Taste […] Read more…

Dinner @ Billy Kwong Sydney

During a weekend stay in Sydney, I got to visit Kylie Kwong’s Surry Hills restaurant Billy Kwong with some friends. The restaurant takes 6pm or 8pm bookings, and those in the 6pm slot need to be out by 8pm. The restaurant rang us earlier in the day to confirm our booking and were advised that […] Read more…

Dumplings @ CBD Dumpling House

CBD Dumpling House opened up a couple of weeks ago at the Canberra Centre. Another new restaurant in the North Quarter after Jamie’s Italian, Papparich and Hero Sushi. I absolutely love dumplings so I headed in for a weekday lunch with my partner. The entrance is in between two buildings (at Scott’s Crossing), just up […] Read more…

Peking duck @ Mr Wei’s

The first time I went to Mr Wei’s, I wasn’t too impressed with the entrees but found the mains were really tasty (and pricey). Specialising in Beijing roast duck (aka Peking duck), I knew I had to come back to try it out. On a Thursday night, some friends and I were deciding where to […] Read more…

Yumcha @ Spicy Ginger

My friend and I had been wanting to try yumcha at Spicy Ginger in Acton for a while, so we finally managed to go there on a Sunday. I’ve only ever been there once a few years ago, and living up to its name, most of the dishes we ordered were very spicy. Yumcha is […] Read more…

Dinner @ Mr Wei’s

I went to see Wil Anderson’s stand-up show at the Canberra Theatre one weeknight, and headed to Mr Wei’s for a pre-show dinner with some friends. As mentioned in a previous post, Mr Wei’s is headed by chef David Wei, formerly of Wild Duck in Kingston. As it is in such close proximity to the […] Read more…

Mr Wei’s now open

I’ve noticed that a new Asian restaurant Mr Wei’s has replaced The Hermitage on London Circuit (near the Canberra Theatre). A Canberra City News article states the owner retired in August and chef David Wei (formerly of Wild Duck in Kingston) is rebranding the restaurant. Prices are a bit more expensive than your average Asian […] Read more…

Dickson Dumpling House – take 2

So I decided to try out more items on the menu at the Dickson Dumpling House after having a dinner banquet here with work colleagues. I made a reservation for Saturday night and we showed up on time. When I told the waitress of my booking, she yelled out something in Chinese to a fellow […] Read more…