There’s a new kid in town who moved into Melbourne that serves up Hong Kong style food. With restaurants opening up around the world, they’re bringing their snow buns to Melbourne. Located on the quiet part of Carlton on Queensberry Street, it still gets super busy. The venue is sleek on the inside with beautiful murals painted on the back. The staff were efficient and you won’t be waiting long by the door before you get shown to your seat.
We started the night with Thai iced tea and Hong Kong Style coffee. I loved the iced tea, so milky and sweet. Mr D wasn’t a huge fan of the coffee though, he found it a touch blank and too milky for his liking. we
Thai Iced Tea – $4.50 Hong Kong Style Coffee (cold) – $5
Mr D was eyeing the panfried turnip cake and there was a good reason to. It was crispy and crunchy on the outside and so soft and firm at the same time on the inside. It was frigging delish! One of their specialty dishes is their snow buns. Crispy and sweet on the outside and full of surprise on the inside. The salted egg custard bun was great but we enjoyed the BBQ pork one better.
Panfried Turnip Cake – $7 Crispy BBQ Pork Snow Bun – $7.80
Crispy Salted Egg Custard Bun – $7.80
The laksa fish soup was fragrant, light and so comforting and it wasn’t too fishy if that’s what you were worried about. Filled with vermicelli, tofu, and seafood, it was frigging amazeballs. Now, if that bowl of laksa isn’t enough for you, the chicken wings will tip you over the edge. Crispy and salty on the outside, succulent and juicy on the inside.
Malay Laksa Fish Soup Combo with House Special Wings – $18
Salted egg lovers, get the salted egg prawns. Succulent prawns coated in salted egg. Just a pro tip, you really need some rice with this dish because it’s very rich on its own. Mr D absolutely loved the panfried lemongrass chicken. I don’t know how this restaurant does it but their chicken dishes are frigging AMAZEBALLS. Again, it was oh so juicy and the flavour was spot on.
Salted Egg Prawns – $18 Panfried Lemongrass Chicken – $12
TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie may be new in town but they know what they’re doing and they’re doing it very well. Great food, great venue and efficient staff, there’s something here for everyone. We’ll definitely be back TuanTuan.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie and all opinions expressed are my own.