QI’LIN HITS NEW HEIGHTS
Qi’lin Oriental Cuisine has long held a special place in the hearts of Toowoomba residents, and their new menu boasts further reasons to visit.
Entering Qi’lin at the Hooper Centre you are transported to the old world charm of China, instantly greeted by the smells of a kitchen that excels in its field.
First on the day’s menu was the Sweet Chilli Chicken, a fresh twist on the more traditional honey or lemon chicken.
A refreshing bite of chilli is pitched against the sweet sauce of the dish, complementing the freshness of the meat and instantly compelling you to reach for more.
Take a seat at their table to sample the Sha Cha Beef with Vegetables.
Deep, rich flavours of the beef are set off by owner Annette’s fresh take on traditional Chinese staple, Sha Cha sauce.
This sauce is a fusion of iconic Chinese flavours and features a medley of vegetables including onion, carrot, capsicum and zucchini. The next dish was the immensely popular Seafood Fried Rice. Featuring the succulent flavours of scored squid, the meaty texture of great prawns and beautifully decorated with crafted vegetable art, this dish is a signature one for the restaurant.
A visit that includes Qi’lin Barbecue Pork Ribs is also memorable, with a stunningly sculpted red onion lotus flower adorning a bed of feathered fennel for garnish.
Mouthwateringly, the meat falls easily from the bone, slathered in a generous portion of the house barbecue sauce.
The final dish was a fitting finish for the sitting; Chilli Soya Bean Lamb With Vegetables.
Tender and steeped in flavour, the lamb is set off masterfully by the sauce; a twist on the popular black bean sauce often used in Chinese cooking.
The vegetables too have absorbed the rich flavours of the dish and complement the exquisite flavour of the lamb.
A glass of Qi Lin’s famous Dragon Tea, an iced infusion of Chinese herbal tea and lemon, is the perfect palate cleanser.
It is a new menu that will leave you satisfied, enchanted and planning your return visit.