Of course you don’t need to venture beyond central Sydney to find top-quality Chinese dining, but one glance at the queues often forming along Burwood Road outside Mr Stonebowl will tell you that perhaps you should. Burwood locals already know all about the phenomenal food offered at Mr Stonebowl, dealt out at ridiculously good value given the portion sizes, reasonable prices and superb quality. Grounded mostly in Cantonese traditions but taking tasty tips from all across the Chinese culinary canon, Mr Stonebowl is well worth a special trip. Rich Cantonese hot pots bursting with vibrant herbs are very popular, though super fresh, light pork dumplings and sticky sesame noodle dishes are among those favoured by lunchtime diners. If you’re lucky enough to get a table, gathering a group of culinary Sinophiles and sharing a leisurely, communal meal is the way to do this Burwood landmark justice.