Another hyped up restaurant is Chin Chin by Lucas Group. My brother and his wife recently went to Melbourne and they highly recommended Chin Chin to us. Therefore on this trip, we made sure to visit this restaurant. It is located in Melbourne CBD and according to their website, they only take reservations for group of 8 or more.
We got here around 5 pm hoping to beat the crowd with early dinner, but it was almost full house already. Luckily we got seated right away at the kind of awkward position table near the entrance. No complain here, especially 10 minutes after seated, there was already a long line of diners waiting at the entrance.
We ordered the caramelised sticky pork and infamous son in law eggs with some rice:
Both dishes came out quickly and they were delicious. That sticky pork is the bomb, the meat was really tender and very well seasoned with spices. It pairs nicely with the refreshing herb salad and chilli vinegar. The son in law eggs was just as yummy with hint of shrimp paste and chilli heat. However, I personally would prefer it to have more chilli kick.
It is a really lovely place, serving very delicious meals, but I think is a little overrated. I personally would not wait over one hour for a meal here, but I do appreciate how quick they whip out the dishes even during that busy times. There have been rumours that it will open a branch in Sydney, so let’s hope that will be the case and we can enjoy those yummy food without hopping onto the plane to Melbourne (still I love that city and no doubt will return)!
125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: (03) 8663 2000