At the East Ocean Restaurant in bustling Chinatown the open-plan dining room is buzzing with big groups and loaded carts narrowly avoiding head-on prangs in their endeavour to tempt you with their delicious cargo. While we happily allow the chicken feet cart to pass, we hail down prawn and pork dumplings, fried octopus and barbecue pork buns fast. The dumplings are fluffy and fine-skinned, while the octopus ticks the deep fried box big time. For dessert, we can't go past a plate of fluorescent mango pancakes. They may look radioactive, but the faux mango flavouring and delicate texture makes this a Hello Kitty kind of dessert that hits the post-gorge spot.
|Venue name:||East Ocean Restaurant||Contact:|
421-429 Sussex St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 10am-noon; Sat, Sun 9am-2am|