I’m a huge fan of Chinese food and when there’s a new Chinese eatery in town, I definitely want to check it out. O’Wok Shop in Camberwell has been on the food scene for 3 months and it’s already pretty busy. It’s located on Burke Road which is the main (busy) road, but there’s plenty of parking around too! The interior is modern and at the front of the shop, you’ve guessed it! There’s someone making dumplings for you in plain sight (love that!). Walking inside you’re welcomed with open arms by the staff and they are very attentive and friendly. There’s quite a bit on the menu so be prepared to spend quite a bit of time going through it.
Those who know me well know that I’m a massive XLB fan because, well dumplings! However, when they came out, they were all popped (NOOOO!!!). The filling was tasty but I’m pretty sure it would have been divine if the soup was still inside. Staying with the dumplings theme we also got the steamed pork and chives Sichuan style spicy oil and holy moly this was AMAZEBALLS! The filling was so juicy and flavoursome and spicy oil wasn’t too spicy and complemented the dumplings well.
Xiao Long Bao (6pc) – $8.50 Steamed Pork & Chives – $10.80
Sichuan Style Spicy Oil
Have you heard of pumpkin pancakes? Me neither. Crispy and deep fried on the outside and pumpkiny sweet on the inside. I loved these but I did find them to be a touch on the oily side.
Pumpkin Pancake (6pc) – $4.80
I’m definitely not a person who orders Honey Chicken at a Chinese restaurant BUT they said it was one of their specialty and HOLY EFFING GOSH it was saaaaah delish! Crunchy with some sesame seeds on the outside and so succulent on the inside which was the BOMB! It wasn’t overly sweet and the texture just went so well together.
Honey Chicken – $19.50
The chef’s special pork ribs were freaking out of this world. That seasoning was the BOMB with a hint of spiciness. The pork ribs itself was quite dry which was disappointing.
Chef’s Special Pork Ribs – $21.50
I’m not a huge lamb fan unless it doesn’t have the lamb smell, however, Mr D is a huge lamb fan. The special grilled lamb chops had a lamb smell but it wasn’t strong enough to deter me from the lamb chops. The seasoning was magical and again, it was spicy but what do you expect from a place that serves Sichuan related food. Mr D loved this dish but found it to be a touch on the dry side.
Special Grilled Lamb Chops – $28.50
O’wok shop serves up mean dumplings and honey chicken. The dishes weren’t too expensive and we found them to be a great value. Will we be back? Of course and there are so many dishes to look forward to.
Disclaimer: I was invited to dine by O’wok Shop Chinese Cuisine and Your SocialChef and all opinions expressed are my own.