I first heard of Rossmoyne Chinese Restaurant when a fellow Instagrammer tagged me on her post with a picture of a scrumptious looking Hakka Egg Noodles with deep fried pork. It drew me in instantly! The following night I paid the restaurant a visit with the family but to my disappointment found it full! And it was only 530pm! Not to be deterred, I went back again the following week but this time I was smart enough to call ahead, and yes there was a table available! Phew!
Rossmoyne Chinese Restaurant is located on Central Road and is quite a tiny restaurant, a truly suburban kind. The menu is not too extensive as compared to other Chinese restaurants but there are some special Hakka dishes which were eye-catching. I’d been twice now for dinner and both times did not disappoint!
The first dinner there we ordered dishes to share. We had the following:
- Hakka Style Stuffed Tofu 8 pieces ($16.80) – the tofu were soft and tasty with great flavors from the stuffed minced pork drenched in a light sauce which was not overpowering. We ordered this the second time round as well! Delicious!
- Hakka Braised Pork ($16.80) – a traditional Hakka dish, pork with black fungus (wood ear mushroom). Mum makes this at home sometimes, the main ingredients being the red fermented beancurd and five spice powder, and hers are deep fried. The version here is braised resulting in a tender pork pieces and soft black fungus with a slight crunch to it. Another great dish!
- Deep Fried Crispy Chicken with chili and vinegar – this is my cousin’s favorite dish when he stayed with us during his studies in Perth so when we ordered this I was thinking of him. The chicken pieces were crispy and the sauce on point.
- Sambal French Beans ($14.80) – we always order a vegetable dish every time we eat out and we decided on this rather than the more exotic crispy bitter gourd with salted egg yolk. I do wonder about the bitter gourd with salted egg yolk but the others were not too keen.
My family and I really enjoyed the dishes the first time round so we decided to go back again last night for more Hakka loving. This time we decided to check out their noodles dishes! We had:
- Grandma’s recipe Fried Mai Fun ($10.80) – this is one of the best fried rice noodle I’ve had in awhile, it looked really plain and simple but it was really flavorsome. I wish I know how to cook noodles like this. A must try especially with their sambal sauce! Ask for the sauce!
- Braised Pork Noodle dry ($10.80) – this came in a thin egg noodle and I thought the pork didn’t quite go with the noodles when I had a taste test. They are better with rice!
- Fish Head Mai Fun soup ($12.80) – rice noodle soup with deep fried fish wings! I thought the soup tasted a bit bland but mum liked this. I guess even within our own family we have different tastes!
All in all I really enjoyed the food here and I love that they are serving something different to other Chinese restaurants with the offering of a number of Hakka dishes. The ladies serving us were really friendly too which is always a plus. It is advisable to book ahead if you intend to go for dinner as it was full again by 630pm last night. Will definitely be back!
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars