64 High Street, Randwick NSW 2031
Cheap and cheerful Asian
This cheap and cheerful Chinese restaurant is located directly opposite the Prince of Wales Hospital. It's a bit off the main restaurant strip of Belmore Road so it doesn't seem to get much pedestrian trade and it's not on Eatability. I can't imagine how they survive but it's been around for years so I assume their main customers would be lunchtime university students and hospital workers. Tonight I try the Combination Chow Mein with Crispy Noodles which fills me up and does the job for a simple dinner. I'm sure it's full of MSG (how does one know? — thirstiness?) and while waiting for my order I noticed eight different sized font styles on just the cover of the takeaway menu — now that epitomises Authentic Australian Chinese to me :-). Lunch specials are $8 between 11 am to 3 pm which sounds pretty reasonably priced and there's the usual classic entrees, soups and rice dishes. The service is friendly and efficient (probably because I'm the only customer dining at the time) and the dining area is clean and simple.
PROS: Reasonably priced, Plenty of clean seating, Quick service
CONS: Possible MSG, Westernized style menu, Non-flattering lighting
MUST TRY: Because it had my name :-)
Menu brochure cover – Eight type sizes :-)