Walk the streets of Chinatown for an authentic experience
For authentic Chinese restaurants in Melbourne, head to Little Bourke Street in the heart of Chinatown, where you’ll be simply spoiled for choice. With the red lanterns adorning the laneways, the area is bathed in a soft scarlet light every evening – you should prepare to be totally enchanted by the atmosphere. Melbourne restaurants are renowned for service with a smile, and the service at the Chinese restaurants in Melbourne are particularly impeccable. And the menus here offer a wide variety of regional cooking styles, including Cantonese, Sichuan and Yunnan among many others. Sample Melbourne’s influence on Chinese restaurant fare by choosing a dish with creative flair, like the wok-fried snow crab, for example. As you would expect, meat plays a large role in the Chinese restaurants in Melbourne. You’ll find an array of meats ranging from beef, chicken, duck, pork, seafood and more unusual meat dishes like fried eel slices as well. Alongside though, are plenty of vegetarian dishes, and you’ll find tofu, egg and vegetable dishes in Melbourne’s Chinese restaurants, so everyone will be well-catered for.