Chinacy, South Yarra

Chapel Street, known for their restaurants, bars and clubs has a new baby in town, Chinacy. Chinacy, a fusion of Chinese food served with an Australian attitude with a harmonious flow from the food to the service. So I was super stoked when I received an invite to attend the dinner launch.

Upon arrival, we were treated to some awesome cocktails.

Beijing Bellini & Mojito 

The delicate baos came outwith char siew and chilli sauce and dayuuum that chilli sauce definitely had a kick to it. The pork was so succulent and the bun, fluffy with a touch of sweetness to it.

Char Siew Hand Bun
Barbequed pork, cucumber, chilli sauce, coriander

The chicken & scallop dumplings were the BOMB! They were so delicately made, great dumpling skin to filling ratio and amazing vinegar dressing. It was like eating clouds of chicken. Although, it was quite hard to taste the scallops but definitely a recommended dish.

Chicken & Scallop Dumplings
Gingered Chinkiang vinegar dressing

The raw Kingfish was oh so fresh but the dressing was a touch sour and overpowered the fish itself.

Raw Australian Hiramasa Kingfish
Fragrant spring onions, tamari, daikon

The salted duck egg calamari was beautiful. It was crunchy and not oily and it was oh so spicy for those who can handle their spice. The lemon gave it a nice zing to it too!

Crispy Salted Duck Egg Calamari
Curry leaf, chilli, lemon

The drunken mushrooms were my least favourite of the night. I found the flavours to be overpowering and the mushrooms didn’t give me the “MUSHROOMS FOR DAYS” feeling considering that I adore mushrooms.

Drunken Mushrooms
Shiitake, enoki & king brown mushrooms, shaoxing wine, garlic chives

The pan fried salmon had such a crispy skin and the yuzu pesto with crunchy kale, it was perfectly balanced.

Pan Fried Salmon
Peanut, coriander & yuzu pesto, kale & Thai basil

I’ve been waiting all night for the porterhouse steak and boy was this definitely worth the wait. It was tender coupled with the sauce, it was perfect.

Char-grilled Cape Grimm Porterhouse Steak (MBS4+ 300gm)
Ginger, scallion sauce, chives, daikon

The vegetarian fried rice was quite fragrant and surprisingly lovely. It had great flavour, wasn’t too oily and had enough veggies to make me feel like I was healthy!

Vegetarian Fried Rice
Peas, carrot, corn, mushrooms

Finally the poached pear with orange granits was so refreshing, so vibrant and just oh so delish! It was a great way to end the night and we just couldn’t get enough of it.

Osmanthus & Jasmine Poached Pear
Orange granits, sesame tuile

Chinacy is a great place for some modern Chinese food with beautiful cocktails, amazing staff and food to match. Definitely get the dumplings and the char siew buns and the porterhouse steak and your night will be set.

Disclaimer: I was honoured to be invited to dine by Chinacy and all opinions expressed are my own.

Chinacy Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

352 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
Tel: (03) 8658 3524
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