Sydney’s Chinatown precinct has moved around a little over the past century, starting in Campbell Street in the 1920’s, moving to Dixon and Hay Streets in the 1930s, before finally settling on Dixon Street. The area is now home to an incredible number of stores and restaurants. Here is our list of favourite restaurants, places and activities.
Chinese Garden of Friendship, Darling Harbour | stroll around this magnificently kept garden, taking tea in the Tea House over looking the ornamental ponds.
Art installations | the Golden Tree on Sussex Street and Jason Wing’s stunning light installation In Between Two Worlds in Kimber Lane (pictured).
Free outdoor table tennis in Darling Harbour.
Yum cha | East Ocean [421 Sussex St] or Marigold [Levels 4 & 5, 683-689 George St]
BBQ pork and duck | Old Town [10a Dixon Street]
Good, inexpensive handmade noodles and dumplings | North China Noodle [8 Quay St]
Fried eggplant and pork dumplings | Chinese Noodle House [8 Quay Street]
Steamed pork buns | The Bun Gallery [61-67 Quay St]
Simply the best dumplings in Sydney | Din Tai Fung [World Square 644 George St]
And whilst still in the area, be sure to sample some other great South-East Asian cuisine including;
Malaysian street food | Mamak [15 Goulburn St]
Thai | Chat Thai [20 Campbell St] & Boon Cafe at Jarern Chai [425 Pitt St]