Or a lot of yumcha? To my shame I only recently had yumcha, though it had been an ambition of mine for some time (dream higher you say?). If you know me personally or follow me on instagram you’ll see that I eat more asian food than some of my asian friends — so no surprise that when I got an invitation to sample Iron Chef Chinese Seafood restaurant’s yumcha menu, I drooled slightly.
Now, I go to Cabramatta frequently, and Iron Chef has been on my list for a year or so…but time never has seemed to allow (and I’m normally found at my favourite pho joint anyway). Aside from seafood, Iron Chef is known for their delicious peking duck, which as it turned out I had tried — from their stall at one of the lunar festivals.
Peking duck was traded in here for roast suckling pig — a decadent and luxe alternative, all wrapped in a warm wafer-thin pancake, a little spring onion and hoisin sauce. Iron Chef has all the stock-standard yumcha variants, though their execution is above par. Not a single dimsim or squid tendril was stodgy or mal-seasoned, but every wrapper was well cooked and the fillings were bursting with steamy flavour. The restaurant is a hub of buzzing activity, and on this mid-morning Saturday the several-hundred seat house was nearly full. Dishes can be ordered a la carte, or picked from the trollies of the passing-by aunties, the packages of goodies piled like neat little towers.
Cabramatta is one of those places that assaults the senses in the manner of a southeast-asian city. Anyone dreaming of a quick adventure should pay a visit, so get out West quick! — and be sure to cross the tracks to Iron Chef Seafood Restaurant!
Enjoy the photos.
Everybody Loves Ramen dined courtesy of Iron Chef Seafood Restaurant and Wasamedia. Thank you, George, for the invite.
The Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant
84 Broomfield Street
Cabramatta NSW 2166
02 9723 6228
open seven days