Asian is one of the most popular cuisines in Australia…whether you are dining out, grabbing takeaway or recreating your favourite dishes at home.
Asians are known for a diverse and rich culture, including food that definitely appeals to the Australian palate, along with generous portion sizes, sharing plates and a healthy take on vegetables, meat and seafood.
Here are five Asian restaurants you need to try next time the cravings for salty, sweet and sour strike:
Inspired by the authentic tastes of Nonya cuisine and the street food favourites of Singapore and Malaysia is Peranakan Place
restaurant tucked into Auburn’s Parramatta Road. Inside, an earthy interior of chocolate brown and deep red-purple tones creates a moody ambience that is well suited to smart casual dining, complemented by sculptures, intricate artwork adorning the walls and shelves of decorative crockery that add an exotic vibe.
Surprise your taste buds with a delicious dish like traditional Teochew duck, braised with spices, deboned and served on a bed of cucumber, bean curd and boiled eggs.
Find the authentic flavours of Thailand on the plate at Worongary Thai
restaurant on Mudgeeraba Road. Located in Worongary Shopping Centre, this stylish destination exudes a traditional ambience of gold statues, sea-green walls and wooden table settings, while a robot waiter adds a modern twist to your dining experience.
Everyone’s fave Thai fish cakes tempt to start served with special cucumber sauce, followed by classic beef massaman curry, with coconut milk, potatoes, onion, peanuts and mixed herbs, best enjoyed with steamed jasmine rice.
Chinese food that tastes like home has Melburnians returning time and again to the Family Tea House
on Chapel Street in Prahran. A warm and inviting vibe of circular red pendent lights, dark wood table settings and authentic artwork makes this the ideal restaurant to linger over a meal with family, friends or someone special.
Don’t go past Peking duck pancakes to start, or salt and pepper whitebait, before tender, sizzling Mongolian beef, special fried rice and wontons; seafood lovers opt for King prawns, stir fried with seasonal vegetables.
Bringing great taste and culinary heritage to your plate, Lemon Chillies
Indian restaurant on Condamine Street in Runcorn delivers an unparalleled dining experience. This well-loved Brisbane venue exudes a cheery vibe of bright yellow walls and light fittings, along with cosy table settings ideal for catchups with family and friends.
Take flight on a memorable journey spanning three distinct cuisines – North and South Indian and Indo-Chinese – each having its own charm and character; perhaps delve into slow-cooked goat curry, onion, tomato and traditional Indian spices.
Say Namaste to sharing-style fare made with love and passion at Kahaani
Indian restaurant on trendy Lygon Street in Carlton. A moody vibe awaits with subdued lighting, suede walls adorned with pottery plates and exposed brick, ideal for a romantic rendezvous or catch-up with friends.
Be transported to the streets of India with an authentic menu showcasing cuisine from the varied regions; think fire-grilled prawns, with curry leaf butter and gun powder, or smoked butter chicken and rice.
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