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Best of Canberra – Chinese

By Bec Cuzzillo - 25 August 2015 45

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Chinese food is an old favourite of mine – I grew up going to Chinese restaurants and slurping down chicken and corn soup by the bucket. Needless to say, I’m a little more adventurous these days.

It’s been a little while since we’ve looked at international cuisines and this week I’m on the hunt for Canberra’s best Chinese. Whether you’re into something sizzling or prefer it sweet and sour, maybe you enjoy takeaway or like to dine-in – no matter which way you go, I want to know where you go for a good Chinese feed in Canberra.

To vote, let me know your favourite Chinese restaurant in the comments below. I’ll try the two most popular places and let you know the verdict in next Monday’s Taste Off article.

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rubaiyat 7:53 pm 29 Aug 15

John Moulis said :

Ginseng at the Hellenic Club is really good.

Ginseng in the Hellenic Club was so over the top salty the last couple of times I tried them (in case once was just that night) that I gave up on them.

Off to try Tang Dynasty tomorrow for the girlfriend-in-law’s birthday. Let you know how it goes. 🙂

astrojax 3:11 am 29 Aug 15

and an un-vote for jimmy’s – tried it on recommendations from this thread but was singularly unimpressed. bland, basically. tak kee would have been the better option, as usual…

beckyandboo 2:01 pm 28 Aug 15

Red Chilli on Alinga St: a menu of many authentic Sichuan dishes. It’s always full of Chinese people of an evening.

CBD Dumpling House/Dickson Dumpling House also have good handmade noodles and hot pot options.

Crazed_Loner 1:11 am 28 Aug 15

canberradogwalks said :

– China Plate in Kingston for great service and reasonable prices. Favourite dishes are the whole sole Hong Kong style and the fried eggplant.
– Sammy’s and Timmy’s in Civic and Manuka. Favourite dish is the Shantung chicken.

I was crestfallen when China Plate closed in Civic, after experiencing a particularly memorable meal there, but overjoyed when I discovered they’d re-opened in Kingston. I can vouch for the fried eggplant chips and also the wasabi beef. Not a big menu but beautifully cooked.
Also love Sammy’s Shantung Chicken – hard for me to go past and the standard by which I judge all others, and none has equalled it so far.
Haven’t been to the reopened Tang Dynasty, a favourite in a previous lifetime, but I crave their Mermaid’s Tresses if they’re anything like they were previously.

frankie 8:48 pm 27 Aug 15

Mr_Micawber said :

It’s hard to go past the Civic Dumpling House. It’s fast, tasty and relatively cheap. All its dishes would pass muster in Hong Kong.

+1. Nice atmosphere *and* good food. See, people? It is possible.

The servings are also large. My partner and I just order a main and a side, and that usually fills us up.

Their pumpkin and prawn dumplings are the best in the universe, 11/10!

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