01 March 2011

Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant ~ Adelaide


We stumble upon what seems to be an Adelaide local institution: Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant, and discover that BBC and E-shand is edible. Very edible.






We find such travel-nerd joy in finding good 'street food' restaurants when visiting a new city. We do some daytime menu reconnaissance around the Adelaide Central Market \ Chinatown area and giggle with delight when we find Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant.

Ying Chow is a licenced 'cheap and cheerful' with a very interesting menu. We earmarked the 'Ying Chow Premium Tea Smoked Duck' and 'Ying Chow Vinegar Ribs'. By dinner time however we felt like something light.

We arrive around 11pm on a Friday night and the place is still packed, we're lucky to get a table. It seems that this 'cheap and cheerful' is a local institution. We soon discover why...



E-Shand Eggplant Clay Pot - $10.50. We noticed 'E-Shand' on a few menus around Adelaide, something we don't see in our native Sydney. According to the menu E-Shand is a village in Sichuan, the sauce is sweet and delicately spiced. Highly recommended to all fellow eggplant worshippers.



Happy kiddy painting on wall - love it!



BBC - Broadbeans, beancurd with Chinese chutney - $10.50. We thought the broadbeans were actually soybeans, but is was so delicious we didn't worry. Smokey wok tossed nutty fresh soy beans with thin strips of bean curd, lightly dressed with a fresh chili sauce. This dish had us raving, we'll be trying to replicate it at home.



Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant Adelaide Menu - Click to Enlarge



Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant Adelaide Menu - Click to Enlarge



Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant Adelaide Menu - Click to Enlarge



Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant Adelaide Menu - Click to Enlarge

Ying Chow Chinese Restaurant is at 114 Gouger St Adelaide Chinatown. Phone 08 8211 7998.


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5 comments:

  1. If you're going to make BBC I reckon you should give E Shand a go...and invite me over for dins!

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  2. If you bring the Vegemite cheese sausages it's a dealio!

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  3. this is one of my faves ... always a must go to when i'm back in town

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  4. If you work out how to create even a distant resemblance to BBC, please let us know!

    I'll check for updates regularly, you can be sure!

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  5. Here's a recipe from another BBC fan I found on Google: http://soupurb.wordpress.com/2009/09/24/bbc-ying-chow-style/

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Thanks for your comment joy - please keep your musings happy - if you want to complain about a restaurant please do it on a restaurant review site (or your own blog) - we're all about celebrating cultural diversity and the great eats that come along with it. Think Maeve O'Meara, not Masterchef :-)

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