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Classic Cantonese delights are done with special care at Adelaide’s Chef Dong, where traditional dishes meet a modern environment. Restaurateur Mr. Dong has been cooking some of the city’s best Chinese dishes for nine years now, becoming something of a local legend for his ability to create innovative new takes on old Asian dishes. Found on Payneham Road in the heart of St Peters, Chef Dong is open every day of the week for lunch and dinner.
Clean. Great service, good food. The price is reasonable was not very expensive. A great place for catch up and get together. Very happy! Certainly will come again.
The staff were friendly and the food was nice and tasty the only disappointment was the banana fritter, the nana was not ripe enough it was tasteless but other than that all was good
We had a very good Peeking Duck, which is our usual. Good wine list. Prices are starting to creep up though. Overall, the quality remains very good.
Adelaide’s biggest Chinese-food fans can be found nowhere other than Chef Dong in St Peters. Owner and executive chef Mr. Dong is well known for his other restaurant in Norwood, Fortuna Court, and is continuing to make waves with his second restaurant, Chef Dong. A huge fan of tea, Mr. Dong curates his tea list with extra care, ensuring that only premium leaves are flown in fresh to his restaurant, and he even takes care to choose an array of fine wines that fit perfectly to the dishes on offer.
Chef Dong’s menu is of fantastic options, including yum cha a Chinese version of afternoon tea that features a number of small dishes (dim sum) to go along with premium teas on offer. Dim sum options include the tasty spicy ox tripe, steamed custard bun with egg yolk, scallop dumplings and Shanghai pork buns, just to name a few. Try mains such as the Chef Dong roasted duck, the sizzling Mongolian lamb, the seafood bean curd hot pot or the delicious salt and pepper eggplant. For dessert, finish up with an order of fried ice cream, coconut jelly or green tea ice cream. Book ahead to experience some of Adelaide’s best Chinese cuisine over at Chef Dong on St Peters’ Payneham Road.