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Dinner at Dainty Sichuan
It is so exciting taking Spice Temple down to Melbourne. We consider it a great honour to go to a city which has one of the world’s greatest Chinese restaurants in Flower Drum and also has terrific regional Chinese restaurants like Dainty Sichuan. I took the team to Dainty on Saturday after our day looking for staff. It was fun to eat many of the dishes that we do in Sydney and get renditions that are so on target. These dishes are as good as the best ones I had in China.
Fiery hot and full of flavour we had chilli clams, strange flavoured chicken, fish fragrant eggplant, cumin lamb, firewater beef and Sichuan fish, plus many more all swimming in spice, all delicious.
We will bring our brand of regional Chinese food down and pair those Great flavours with sustainably fished and farmed produce. Humanely raised and treated animal with free range and organic back grounds with be seasoned with wonderful Chinese flavours and create food that is both yummy and ethical. This is a great combination and the produce really sings with these great flavours.
We can’t wait and I will be having many dinners at Flower Drum, my favourite restaurant in Australia, and Dainty Sichuan when I’m down opening Spice Temple and our new bar The Waiting Room…….hell, that is if I can find time between working like a mad man!!