Wednesday, 14 October 2009

North East China Family

They don't do shake and bake but North East China has it's own magic man. Removed from the hustle and bustle of China town, finding a seat at this place usually doesn't require a wait - but that's no reflection on the food.

The north of China was scarce in rice but abundant in maize which is reflected in the menu, dominated by dumplings and pancakes. Don't go past the sweet sticky red bean pork (# ~49), might sound boring but you will love the shredded pork doused in a sweet sauce that comes mixed with spring onion and hot pancakes to house it all yum! Not everything is as delicious and the dumplings are a disappointment, which are alot heavier and less tasty than the competition. Stick to the main dishes and the pancake options.

The most extraordinary dish is the eggplant with garlic. Eating it feels like it is raw garlic garnished with some eggplant - and haunt you and who ever is around you for the next few days. (it wasn't a mistake the first time because we tried it again).

Not all of the dishes will hit the mark, but keep NE China as an option for your late night munchies.

2.5 / 5 yums!


Where? 302 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

What? Mains $15

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