When we talk about Chinese food, what do we really mean? It’s a country that has eight culinary cuisines that comprise of Anhui, Cantonese, Fujian, Hunan, Jiangsu, Shandong, Szechuan and Zhejiang cuisines. What we tend to see at Chinese restaurants in regional Victoria is a mainly Cantonese influence, and this is greatly owed to the gold rush migration of (mainly) Cantonese people from the Guangdong province.
Many Chinese migrants who started up restaurants in country Victoria tailored their food to the Western palate. These were some of the most resilient people, facing adversity, and their descendants continue on the tradition of serving comfort food in regional towns. It’s also worth noting that you can spot Thai dishes on a lot of these venues' menus too. These are our picks for six of the best Chinese restaurants in wider Victoria.
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