Qi’lin Oriental Cuisine has long held a special place in the hearts of Toowoomba residents, not to mention the entirety of Queensland, as the restuarant took out its sixth consecutive win in the Restuarant and Catering Industry Association Australia Awards for Excellence this year. Its most recent menu additions boast further reasons to visit.
SWEET CHILLI CHICKEN
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.
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...
SHA CHA 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.
CHILLI SOYA BEAN LAMB WITH VEGETABLES
Tender and steeped in flavour, the lamb is set of masterfully by the sauce; a twist on the popular soya 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.
QI’LIN BARBECUE PORK RIBS
A visit that includes this dish 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.