Venture beyond Melbourne’s Chinatown for your next Chinese food fix, visiting the best Chinese restaurants and takeaways in Box Hill. A 30-minute drive east of the city, Box Hill is brimming with authentic Chinese and Asian eateries, serving everything from Shanghai-style dumplings to glossy Peking duck.
Begin your Box Hill food journey with breakfast at Pancake Village in the Box Hill Central shopping centre. This popular eatery dishes out Beijing-style crepes, called jianbing, filled with egg, hoisin sauce, spring onion and fried dough sticks. To really kickstart your metabolism, order a bowl of hot and sour soup on the side. While you’re at the centre, visit the Asian grocery stores for fruit, vegetables, herbs and imported ingredients.
Shop 45A Box Hill Central, Box Hill
Next, wander along Main Street to Station Street, where you can take your pick of top-notch dumplings. At David & Camy Dumpling & Noodle Restaurant, take your pick of 18 different types of Shanghai-style dumplings, from steamed vegetarian versions to pan-fried pork dumplings.
605 Station St, Box Hill
Or, pop to Dumpling King nearby for a lunchtime dumpling banquet of pan-fried beauties, paired with a glass of wine.
572 Station St, Box Hill
For a Chinese snack with a difference, wander north to Whitehorse Road where you’ll find Shaanxi-Style Restaurant. Try China’s answer to a burger, the roujiamo of flatbread filled with juicy braised pork.
945 Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill
If you’re in Box Hill for dinner, hightail it to Dainty Sichuan for a Sichuan hot pot feast – we love the individual pots of broth here, allowing you can choose your heat level and not have to share with the rest of the table.
Level 1, 2A Cambridge St, Box Hill
Or, pay a visit to Roast Duck Inn, just around the corner on Carrington Road, where you can devour a plate of Cantonese-style roast duck or roast pork with crunchy crackling, served with rice and bok choy.
29 Carrington Rd, Box Hill
Complete your food tour of Box Hill back where it all began at Box Hill Central. Enjoy a sweet send-off at Grain Asian Dessert Bar, a Hong Kong-inspired bakery that serves warm and wobbly custard tarts. Grab one to scoff now and a box to go.
Shop 56 Box Hill Central, Box Hill
In Box Hill South, visit Simon’s Peiking Duck Chinese Restaurant for one of Australia’s best peking duck experiences.
197B Middleborough Rd, Box Hill South
For more gourmet guides around Australia, take a Vietnamese food lover’s tour of Cabramatta, or find the best places to eat and shop in Sydney’s Thai Town.
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