Wednesday, February 29, 2012

China Red

China Red
Shop 6, 206 Bourke St
Melbourne, VIC 3000

I see China Red as an overpriced fast food joint with better decor. Other than the novelty of touch screen menus, I come here because its convenient and there's hardly a waiting period between ordering and stuffing your face.

Together with my mother, we ate our way through Vegetarian Dumplings, Pan Fried Pork Buns, Spicy Fish and Black Sesame Paste with Glutinous Rice Balls.
 The dumpling skins were tough and thick and there was little soup to be found within. The filling wasn't bad, just not memorable.
Pork buns were a mini disaster. Little filling and the bottom of the bun (just above the fried base) was soggy.

I was not prepared for the strength of the chilli - it didn't look too bad! After an extended period of time spent shovelling rice to combat the spiciness, we were able to enjoy this more :) The fish was very tender, though there were only about 5,6 pieces floating about.
 As for the sesame dessert, I strongly advise against it. It's a tiny bowl and you fork out $7.80 for it. The rice balls were soft and chewy, but nowhere near special enough to justify the price.

Total: $35.70
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