For the best regional Chinese food in Perth, table hop from a spicy Sichuan feast in Northbridge to a Xi’an-style burger in the city, with Hong Kong-style barbecue, Hainanese chicken rice, and handmade Northern dumplings in between.
Perth’s heat seekers hightail it to Red Chilli Sichuan in Northbridge for a fiery feast of cold-cut chicken in chilli oil, golden nubs of Chongqing chicken tossed with dried chillies, or steamed toothfish with kung pao sauce.
1/191 James St, Northbridge
For a milder Chinese meal, get thee to the Hong Kong BBQ House for a Cantonese banquet in a clean, bright dining room. Choose a roast duck or slab of siu yuk (crackling-topped roast pork) from the window, or sit down to a plate of wonton noodles with juicy char siu pork.
76 Francis St, Northbridge
This no-frills eatery is renowned for its Hainanese chicken rice (available steamed or fried), as well as other Chinese-Malaysian specialties such as bakuteh (herbal pork broth) and fish maw seafood soup.
Shop 1/364 William St, Perth
For late-night Asian bites in Northbridge, Lucky Chan’s hits the spot. This raucous restaurant does a roaring trade in mod Asian bites such as popcorn chicken with Sriracha, duck spring rolls, fluffy baos, and dumplings filled with scallops or sticky beef and liquorice.
311 William St, Northbridge
Another hot pick for lovers of spicy Sichuan food, Kung Fu Kitchen packs a serious punch with its mouth-numbing soups, braised offal dishes, and Sichuan-spiked salads and noodles.
2/139 Newcastle St, Northbridge
1359 Albany Hwy, Cannington
Watch the dumplings being made to order at low-key North Chinese eatery Mom Dumpling House. Along with sturdy steamed dumplings of fish and prawn, pork and pickled cabbage, or lamb, find Northeastern specialties such as braised pork belly claypot, and pig’s trotters in spicy sauce.
687 Albany Hwy, East Victoria Park
For a meal that will make you rethink Chinese cuisine, pop into Mr Bun for a Xi’an-style burger, called rou jia mo. This tasty delight features a flat, lightly charred bun filled with braised pork. While you’re there, don’t miss the hand-pulled noodles with spicy beef broth.
148 Murray St, Perth
For authentic Chinese fare served in an ultra-modern, mural-lined dining room, pull up a stool at BamBamBoo. Order baskets of steamed dumplings for lunch, or pop in for a cheap dinner of wonton noodle soup, zajiang noodles, or honey barbecue pork.
140 William St, Perth
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