On a rainy day, you often won't see any rainbows. You evidently feel a little let down, after hours of misery and you get nothing? What am I talking about... Anyway onward to food, Asian fusion is often fairly controversial to foodies. Along with tacos, tapas, produce markets, spit roasts and food trucks, Asian fusion is definitely in. Done right and it's exciting, done wrong it's weird. Straight forward.
Deviate off the main street full of pho restaurants and cafe's in Canley Heights and you might come across the recently opened Chi Chi's. It's an Asian restaurant of sorts with a vibe befitting of a hip, up-and-coming Surry Hills diner and definitely not one of Canley Heights so you can imagine how eye-catching it would be from the outside.
It also tries to bring in that other element of a trendy Surry Hills restaurant: the Asian fusion. The inside is decked out with flourescent furnishings and a black and white mural. There's a group table close to the open kitchen so you can see all the action happening along the pass. The menu itself, both the food and aperitif, evidently loaded are loaded.
|Son-in-Law Eggs with House XO Sauce 5.9|
|Malay- Style Chargrilled Satay Chicken Skewers served with House Satay Sauce and Cucumber 16 for 12 skewers|
|Fried Wild Barramundi Fillets with Green Apple Salad and Fried Shallots 22.8|
|Crispy Skin Braised Duck with Orange & Tamarind Sauce 23.6|
|Stir-fried Mixed Mushrooms with Chinese Wine and Garlic Oil 12.8|
|Kaffir Lime Crème brûlée with Coconut Sorbet 10.9|
|ChiChi's Tapioca Shot with Coconut Custard, Palm Sugar, Pomegranate and Roasted Sesame Seeds 3.9|
Prices are definitely more than you'd expect from the south-west but so is the food. A touch more refinement and it'll be pulling in crowds. Not that it's having any trouble currently. Food comes out incredibly quickly despite a full house and is bolstered with a friendly enough service but can often be a little inattentive and forgetful, especially come bill time. For something a little different that's local to the southwest, look no further than Chi Chi's Asian Bar and Kitchen.
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