Mr Wong Sydney: Sydney’s Best Dim Sum?

Mr Wong Sydney: Mr. Wong is an upscale dim sum restaurant tucked away in one of Sydney’s hidden laneways.  The gourmet Chinese restaurant does dim sum very well.

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Mr. Wong’s serves its dim sum in a vintage Chinese decor setting.  The old brick walls that line the basement along with its old China along the walls charmed me as I walked down its old metal staircase.  I decided to have brunch here after looking over the menu.  The menu fascinated me.  The restaurant takes old Chinese classic then adds upscale ingredients like black truffles and foie gras.  Mr. Wong is definitely not your local Chinese restaurant.  Mr Wong Sydney.

Mr Wong Sydney
The decor

The two-floor restaurant has a main dining area on the first floor.   The second dining area is in the basement.  The decor blew me away and it reminded me of vintage Chinese movies starring Chow Yun-fat.   The old Colonial days of Hong Kong.  Mr. Wong is one of the nicest Chinese restaurant I ever had dim sum.  Mr Wong Sydney.

The waiters wore ties and white shirts.  The service is definitely above my local Chinese restaurant.  It’s something I some times miss when I’m aboard.  The dirty tables, the attitudes and the greasy food.  Now, don’t get me wrong.  The Sydney Opera House is amazing, but the dirty tables makes me feel at home.   Mr Wong Sydney.

Now, the food. I ordered a few items off the menu because I was hungry.  In addition, the hangover wasn’t helping the situation.  Here were the most memorable items:

  1. Prawn toast with almonds and foie gras – The buttery and delicate foie gras texture blended well with the prawn toast.  The almonds gave it an earthly flavor to the dish.  It was a great blend of ingredients.  Mr Wong Sydney.

    Mr Wong Sydney
    Prawn toast with foie gras and almonds
  2. Pork and prawn shumai –   The succulent pork with the juicy prawns were a delight.  The dumplings reminded me of what quality dim sum should taste like outside of Hong Kong.  It left me wanting more after the first order was consumed in a matter of seconds.  It’s a great alternative to my favorite dim sum restaurant — Timhowan.  Mr Wong Sydney.

    Mr Wong Sydney
    Pork and shrimp shumai
  3. Poached pork, prawn and black truffle dumpling – The juicy ingredients with the black truffles are divine.  Truffles do make life a lot better in most cases and Mr Wong does it right with its usage.  Spectacular.  Mr Wong Sydney.

    Mr Wong Sydney
    Poached pork, prawn and black truffle dumpling

Lastly, I have to say Mr. Wong provides a great dim sum experience.  The upscale ingredients used in old Chinese classics makes me a fan of the restaurant.  I usually prefer to keep classics in tact like how certain songs should never be covered.  However, there are occasions were the covers blew me away like Nirvana’s The Man Who Sold The World.  Mr. Wong’s dim sum is Nirvana’s Man Who Sold the World.  It’s a must visit while in Sydney.  Mr Wong Sydney.

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Summary

Mr. Wong is an upscale dim sum restaurant tucked away in one of Sydney’s hidden laneways. The gourmet Chinese restaurant does dim sum very well. Mr. Wong provides a great dim sum experience. The upscale ingredients used in old Chinese classics makes me a fan of the restaurant.

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