Hung Cheung RestaurantOpposite Marrickville Town Hall
338 Marrickville Road
Marrickville NSW 2204
There are days when you just don't feel like going to Chinatown, I know that they are few and far between in my case, but they do occasionally happen. So you need a back up, for what you might ask? Good Chinese food mmmmmm I am not talking about Aussiefied Chinese but something a little more authentic, how authentic I can't guarantee but it has to feel like it!
Well we have found a back up restaurant, they are a little more expensive than there Chinatown counterparts but t hey have a few advantages too. 1) There service is MUCH better, 2) The ease of parking is in a whole different league and 3) They give you cakes!
So where is this mystical, magical place I am talking about? Well it is called Hung Cheung and it is in Marrickville. So what was the food like? Well it was good, the sechuan pork (Casey's pick) was ok, but the Crispy chicken with chilli vinegar sauce was SUPERB! The chicken was so moist and succulent and the portion was huge! The only problem is that there was not enough chilli in the sauce ( I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE THINK BECAUSE I AM CAUCASION I WANT MY FOOD WITH NO CHILLI AND NOT AUTHENTIC!!!!!!!!!!) ok that's better, but all I had to do was look around and I had a very polite waiter and a bowl of chillis in front of me before I looked down. Didn't I mention the service was good? The special fried rice (casey ALWAYS wants fried rice) was really nice, not greasy, with nice pieces of bbq pork and prawns mmmmmm. So we some how managed to stop eating and ask for the leftovers to be packed up for lunch when we are bought a plate with not only the ubiquitous orange slice but mung bean cakes!!!! and a fresh pot of tea. This was THE PERFECT end to a yummy meal of chicken mmmmmmm.
I have to mention that this was ALOT of food and there was easily enough for leftovers the next day. If you have a group of people who like to share this place would be perfect and make sure to order the chicken ;)
*note* we have been here before and had great salt and pepper squid and steamed eggwhites with seafood. The steamed scallops for an entree (appetiser for the yanks) look great too!