(Melbourne) Hutong Dumpling Bar

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A clean and famous┬áChinese restaurant located in Melbourne’s CBD and close to China Town, Hutong Dumpling Bar is one of the few Chinese restaurants my friend and I have visited, since we usually have some reserves about going to a Chinese restaurant in areas that aren’t very, well, Chinese. Even though we prefer flavors that are more authentic (and we feel that Hutong Dumpling Bar offers dishes that have adapted slightly to suit local tastes), it’s one of the more renowned Chinese restaurant in town, so we decided to give it a try anyway. Although I’m certain there is better and cheaper Chinese food out there, I was pleased┬áby the level of cleanliness, the quiet and comfortable atmosphere of the restaurant, as well as the friendly staff we met.

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(Bandung) The Duck King – Dim Sum

We love dim sum. Our whole family does. From time to time we’ll eat at another one of our favorite Chinese restaurants in Bandung – The Duck King. It’s located inside the Paris Van Java Mall, arguably the most popular mall around. Convenient huh? Anyway, for this food trip, we only had dishes that are listed on the paper menu (placemat) for dim sum. We’ll probably give a different review for the other non-dim sum dishes another day. Continue reading

(Bandung) Jing Paradise Dim Sum

Every Sunday, we’d go out for breakfast and the first thing that always comes to mind is Dim Sum. This Sunday, we went to Jing Paradise – a Chinese fine dining restaurant. “Fine dining” sounds like $$$$ but surprisingly enough, the Dim Sum menu won’t cost you a diamond (assuming we have the same stomach capacity). Continue reading