Review: Mr Wong (Sydney CBD)

This year my sister chose Mr Wong to celebrate her birthday. Despite being hidden in an obscure lane in the CBD, the Cantonese restaurant displays the Merivalesque fanciness of its relatives.

Mr Wong

Service was prompt and knowledgeable. The wine suggestion went well with the food and worked perfectly for the birthday toast.

Ginger beer, pinot noir

Home made ginger beer, pinot noir

We ordered two roast meats and a vegetable side to share: half Chinese roasted duck, roasted five spice pork belly and four types of braised mushrooms stir-fried with bamboo shoots and asparagus, all adorned by the asterisk that indicates dishes that can be prepared sans gluten.

As you may or may not know, Cantonese food is very popular in Peru, and we miss it sometimes. Unfortunately, we haven’t found a Cantonese restaurant in Sydney aligned to our palates. Until now. The roasted duck was superb, including the sauce.

Chinese roasted duck

Chinese roasted duck (half $34)

Same with the pork belly. Granted, this is not a traditional Cantonese dish, but it was tasty. I preferred the duck, though. The red sauce was the same sweet sauce that came with the duck, the yellow one was a sinus-clearing horseradish sauce.

Roasted pork belly

Roasted five spice pork belly

The stir-fried veggies were a winner. I love mushrooms, and I love that Chinese people love mushrooms (and know how to cook them).

Four types of braised mushrooms stirfried with bamboo shoots and asparagus

Four types of braised mushrooms stirfried with bamboo shoots and asparagus ($24)

Mr Wong
3 Bridge Lane
Sydney NSW 2000
(02) 9240 3000

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