CHINA DINER | BONDI BEACH, SYDNEY

China Diner
75 - 79 Hall St
Bondi Beach, Sydney

We were on a weekend shopping expedition out East and hunting for a bite to eat when we spied China Diner. the name was known to us - as they also have a restaurant in Double Bay - so that familiarity drew us in. We knew we could expect a mix of modern and traditional Asian dishes and we weren't disappointed! 

The first thing you notice here is that it's a surprisingly big place - stretching back a long way from its street front. You soon need to decide whether you head for a booth or a bar table - and we chose the booth. The menu is enticing and its worth a close look as there is plenty to choose from - and don't forget the drinks too with their interesting twists.

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As it was a quick lunch before retail therapy again we grabbed some simple drinks. Mlady went for a bitters lime and lemon while Sir grabbed a nice chilled Peroni. 

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The idea of dumplings seemed great to us both so the first dish we selected was the prawn and bug ‘dragonball-z’ with sweet chilli sauce. To be honest, whilst the prawn and bug combo had our attention it really was the dragonball z that caught our eye. Ahh the memories! The dumplings were certainly tasty so we were off to a great start.  

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Wanting a bit of a cross-section we then chose the mixed steamed dumpling basket. It had six dumplings - two chicken and corn shu mai, two heavenly 8 green jade dumplings and finally two more of the prawn and bug ‘dragonball-z’ dumplings. All were very tasty and it was a perfect way to sample a few of their offerings.

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Being duck-a-holics - well Sir is totally quacky over it everywhere - we finally chose the five spice duck pancakes with hoisin, shallot and cucumber. It was a serving of six and we were pleasantly surprised at how much duck meat came with this dish. We both agreed it was our dish of the day. 

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China Diner impressed us right from the start. It has a nice decor, a welcoming feel, good service and a wide variety of food and drink choices to cater to most tastes. It's a place well worth a visit. 

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