Mud crab (market price)
with ginger and shallots and double e-fu noodles
This serving priced at $67.70
We start with our family favourite, mud crab with ginger and shallots. I'm a much bigger fan of mud crab over lobster. Although the picking out of crab flesh is much trickier (and nightmare-inducing for your dental conscience), I find the flavours so much tastier and sweeter too.
The resultant sauce, which is packed with crab flavours, is mopped up with thin silky ribbons of e-fu noodles. We always order a double portion of noodles, and even then there are still squabbles over the last of the noodles.
Peking spare ribs $12.80
Peking spare ribs are meaty, a thin batter gives it a tasty crunch. It's coated with a sweet caramelised sauce which is perfect for this sweet tooth.
Enoki mushrooms with Chinese vegetables $15.80
Chinese stir-fried vegetables arrive with a mass of delicate enoki mushrooms.
Minced pork with French beans in XO sauce $14.80
The pork mince is also delicious. Fine clumps of pork mince are flavoured nicely with XO sauce, salty, sweet and spicy hot sensations contrast nicely with the squeaky crunch of bright green French beans.
Crispy chicken $13.80
The crispy chicken here has always been its standout, and tonight is no exception. The skin is super crunchy, almost lifted from the sweet tender white meat beneath.
Sago pudding $17.80
(must be pre-ordered 48 hours in advance)
We finish with another family favourite, sago pudding, nicely caramelised although perhaps a tad too dry.
Sago in coconut milk (complimentary)
A complimentary fruit platter and a house dessert of sago in coconut milk pushes us to our limits. We unlock the emergency stomach though, before rolling our way out the door and into the car for home.
Quality Chinese food at suburban prices, although the bathroom facilities are in dire need of a spruce up.
Hung Cheung Chinese Restaurant
338 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, Sydney
Tel: +61 (02) 9560 4681
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