Hurstville Chinese Restaurant – Lunch
‘when a restaurant is packed with chinese customers, you know its gonna be good’
My family has a cantonese background and we’ve been coming here for years thanks to their cantonese cuisine. We’d usually come here for dinner which is always packed out so always make a reservation! Stand out dishes for me is their awesome steamed FISH!! (that’s another story). Outside the restaurant, you’ll notice articles published in the paper and a couple of awards they’ve won over the years and good on them for keeping up with the quality of food for a long time!
Hurstville is one of those areas which i forget about that exists. If you’ve never been there before, its a mini chinatown. Due to the crappy eastern suburbs flood / horrible rainy weather, my sister and I took my parents out to one of their favourite soup lunches which was not only soothing, but also cheap and comforting during the dull, cold and miserable wet winter weather.
Shallot pancake is different to the more common ones which is flat and cut into pizza triangles. This shallot pancake held the shape of a crossiant and sliced into thirds (you may have seen this on yum cha trolley).
Crunchy and fragile on the outside, while the inside had many thin layers which was soo soft, lite and delicious. I couldn’t get enough of it!!!
Soup for under $10
Soups are really really filling that we’re always left super full. The dumplings are huge and they give you a good portion that you wont be leaving hungry. I think all their soups / congee are $8.90 (from memory) but to be safe i’ll round it up to $10 LOL.
Great thing I love about their soups is that, the wontons / gow gee are really tasty, they’re big, and most importantly.. they don’t over fill the bowl with too many noodles like other soup places do to scum on the fillings.
Combination (pork mince, prawn and chinese mushroom) gow gee
I didn’t want noodles in my soup mainly because their soups are sooo filling. (I can never finish a bowl of soup to myself).
Dumplings are really big! (10 dumplings all up)! It took me a while to figure out how I was going to eat it because of its size. I managed to eat it eventually and boy I was stuffed!
Beef brisket & wonton noodle soup
This seems to be the ultimate favourite with the family. 90% of us seem to order this and come here for this particular soup. Its one of those dishes which is loved too much to choose something different.
Its got super tender beef which melts in your mouth and jiggly tendons (i’m no fan of tendons which is why i don’t order it) but hey the beef is bomb, the wontons are huge and its great to know they don’t over fill bowl with too many noodles.
Hurstville Chinese Restaurant
184 Forest Rd,
Hurstville NSW 2220
P: (02) 9586 0828?