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Published March 11th 2015
Kingsford: Where Asians get their Asian food fix
Sydney's Kingsford street features as one of the most reviewed and popular places for authentic Asian cuisine with mile-long queues outside some shops! From Chinese and Japanese to Indonesian, Malaysian, Thai, Vietnamese and Korean – this place is an Asian food lover's paradise.
Some of the restaurants have funny names like Wang Wang Shanghai or Dong Dong Noodles but the food is nothing to be sniffed at! It is absolutely divine. Here I have listed some of the other most popular restaurants based partly on people's reviews and by the long queues outside the shops. Since all of them are in the same locality, it is easy to simply hop across from one to the other.
Hunan Chinese at Chairman Mao
It is authentic, native Hunan Chinese at its spicy best and most regulars swear by their chili-based dishes (specialty of Hunan province) especially their slow braised pork belly which seems to have become pretty famous with local Asians and Sydney-siders.
Indonesian cuisine at Ayam Goreng 99 Native Indonesian food in Australia? Try Ayam Goreng 99 for excellent traditional Jakartan and other Indonesian dishes made in street-food style. For chicken lovers, their grilled and fried chicken is truly to die for!
Japanese Sushi rolls at Sushi Tengoku A seemingly small but conspicuous eatery, this place usually has a long line of people waiting to get in at only 7:30pm on a Friday evening. Sushi Tengoku boasts some of the biggest sushi rolls, huge portions as well as the freshness of the ingredients.
Chinese food at Dong Dong Noodles Originally a noodle house, this is one of the best places for affordable and authentic Cantonese cuisine involving varieties of delicious, steaming Cantonese style Chinese food.
Chinese at Kensington Peking Restaurant One of the most awarded and highly rated restaurants in the area, the Kensington Peking's specialty is delicious, comforting Chinese and Pekingese cuisine; most locals come here for the Peking duck.
Xiao Lung Bao, Mini-Pork Buns, Calamari in Salted Egg Yolk, Drunken Chicken seems to be some of the most loved and frequently ordered, authentic Shanghai dishes amongst hungry locals craving a taste of real Chinese food without frills.
Dumplings at Chinese Dumpling and Noodle Restaurant Handmade noodles are a real Japanese delicacy and when even Kylie Kwong mentions this as one of her favorite places for dumplings and handmade noodles, it is worth trying out. This restaurant has featured in numerous magazines and received great reviews for its good sized portions, low prices and authentic food.
Tea at Gong Cha Highly recommended for special Bubble tea, Gong Cha is a wonderful experience for tea lovers. A Taiwanese tea shop that experiments with a variety of flavors, it serves up sumptuous concoctions to its customers. It is actually named after a milk tea brand that is popular in Asian countries and has over 200 stores all over the world.
Named after a Chinatown located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, this food shop is already popular with the locals for its hawker-style Malaysian street food made with fresh ingredients that entice your nose as you enter the shop.
Indonesian food at Indo Rasa
A beautiful and classy décor are the first things that will strike your mind as you enter Indo Rasa, an Indonesian restaurant that promises and delivers flavorful authentic dishes at fair prices.
Japanese sushi at Niji Sushi Bar
This sushi bar is famous enough with the local crowds to be packed most of the time. The food is fresh, delicious and you get the fun of taking them off a conveyor belt if you want!