From Hong Kong to Airlie Beach
IMAGINE the hustle and bustle of millions of civilians passing you each day.
You’ve entered a world that couldn’t be further away from Airlie Beach.
There are overwhelming smells that can’t be pin-pointed as there are street eateries and restaurants one after another – each serving fresh, hot and fast chow.
The noises are loud, the colours are bright and the lights never dull. It is known as the “World’s Food Fair” and now a slice of Hong Kong is available in the Whitsundays.
Yesterday, Tasty Chinese Restaurant officially opened replacing the Golden Temple Chinese Restaurant at 252 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale.
Hailing from Sydney’s famous Chinatown, new owner Tony Lam brings authentic and tasty Hong Kong cuisine to town.
Mr Lam has owned and operated restaurants in Chinatown for 30 years.
He brings with him a dynamic team of chefs and wait staff whom all share his vision.
Hong Kong cuisine is mainly influenced by Cantonese cooking mixed with the Western world.
“Traditional Hong Kong food is rich in flavour and smells. When people travel to Asian countries it is all about food, food, food. Now they don’t have to travel to get it,” Mr Lam said.
With a skip in his step and never without a smile, Mr Lam is excited about the take off of Tasty Chinese Restaurant.
“I have never been to the Whitsundays before now. I saw the restaurant, the views and I knew it had potential to be something great,” he said.
The restaurant will serve Mr Lam’s signature dishes including peking duck, barbe- cue pork, Canto-style eye fillet and scallops with ginger and shallots sauce.
It will also introduce Whitsunday’s first in-house Yum Cha in 4-6 weeks.
Tasty Chinese Restaurant is open seven days a week from noon-2.30pm for lunch and 5-10.30pm for dinner.
For bookings call on 4946 5598.
HONG KONG STYLE: Tasty Chinese Restaurant staff Amber Law, owner Tony Lam, chef Loon Lin, Coco Xu and Veron Peng opened their doors yesterday.