Top-notch Chinese food in Sydney? Make a bee line for Tang Hui, stat. Smack bang in the middle of the CBD, this chic restaurant serves up contemporary Chinese fare in a snazzy setting. Whether you’re looking to impress a date, lock in a business deal or go full feast mode with your squad, Tang Hui ticks all the boxes.
The first thing you’ll notice about Tang Hui is the striking interior—it’s an inner-city sanctuary to say the least. From the three-metre wooden entrance doors to the fish pond, open kitchens and luxury dining rooms, classic Chinese decorations are fused with modern features to create a rather spesh dining experience.
But what really steals the show is the food. There’s so much on offer, you’ll want to round up your food-lovin’ crew and get stuck into the entire menu. Seafood fans will be in foodie heaven with the likes of triple-fried squid, black truffle prawns and scallop sashimi, while the crispy wok-fried chicken coated in their Master Chef’s secret sauce is sure to be a hit with everyone’s taste buds. And, if you’re a vego, Tang Hui has got you covered, too. Our pick is the truffle scented fried rice with selected mushrooms—and yes, it’s every bit as delicious as it sounds.
We can’t talk about Tang Hui without giving their Peking duck a shout-out. These guys have got the authentic Peking duck game down pat, so much so that it’s one of the best in Australia. The ducks are prepared using a time-honoured recipe before being roasted to perfection and served with pancakes and tasty condiments. All you have to do is roll them up and chow down.
Working your way through such a tasty menu can be thirsty work and luckily, Tang Hui’s bevvie menu is off the charts. There’s beer, spirits and a whooole lotta world-class vino on offer, but Tang Hui’s creative seasonal cocktails are where it’s at. Start with a refreshing Shanghai Spritz or try their Prescription Sour shaken up with Scotch Whisky, apples, camomile, honey, ginger, citrus, activated charcoal and egg white—exactly what the doctor ordered.
While the walnut cake and sugar-coated cherry tomato are a hit, the Dessert Fashioned cocktail is a sweet, sweet ending to a meal at Tang Hui. The naughty concoction features English Harbour 5yo, banana, chocolate, orange and Angostura bitters, served with a surprise. What is it? That’s something you’ll have to find out for yourself!
So, if you’ve been on the hunt for a stunning spot for girls’ night, a place to take your special someone or Sydney’s best Chinese food, your search is over…Tang Hui is the ticket.
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