Time Out says
It's all in the name. Ascend the escalator and you'll discover that heaven is traditional Chinese cooking
Experience a different side to Chinese cuisine as presented by Lost Heaven's award-winning chef Meisheng Yu. Specialising in traditional Chinese cooking, chef Yu combines inspirations from various regional styles, including Cantonese, Sichuan, Hunanese and Northern Chinese, each of which is known for their different speciality dishes.
Located in the heart of Melbourne's Chinatown, you might remember Lost Heaven's previous incarnation as Dainty Sichuan, the Sichuan restaurant that developed a cult following with its spicy menu. As Lost Heaven, the menu certainly doesn't skimp on the spice and flavour but Chef Yu, who is a champion of classical Chinese cuisine's herbal roots, also highlights the more subtle and delicate flavours of Chinese cuisine.
Expect dishes like the Beijing-style sweet pumpkin and corn buns, Chef Yu's signature sweet and sour pork tenderloin, and Sichuan-style jelly noodles in spicy sauce. if you need some respite from the heat, the cool smashed cucumber and sweet and sour cabbage salads are great palate cleansers. if you're a fan of the classics, don't go past the mapo tofu, steaming little xiao long bao dumplings, or the crispy eggplant stirfried in Sichuan chilli sauce.
Level 2, 206 Bourke St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun 11.30am-3pm; 5.30pm-11pm|