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Dinner at a great Chinese restaurant in Canberra

fullsizeoutput_1e4I wanted to thank some friends for something they did for me last year so I thought a dinner out at one of Canberra’s Chinese restaurants would be ideal…it was!

Since its opening in 1992, the Chairman & Yip has become one of Canberra’s longest standing and highly regarded restaurants.  A couple of years ago it moved from the centre of the city to a suburb just out of the city.  I last time I dined at its previous location was in 2015 and really enjoyed the cuisine.  I am not sure why it moved but for parking reasons I am glad it did.  The city is so hard to get a park without paying enormous fees.  68382cf6-c88b-43b9-b887-f02a0a24c2f2

The new restaurant’s interior is dimly lit with lots of black gloss with dark red drapes and chairs – all I think adds to its ambience and the middle section of the restaurant hosting a whiskey bar with lounges and all sorts of whiskeys from around the world.fullsizeoutput_1e6fullsizeoutput_1e3And tables are very nicely presented…1485747011314fullsizeoutput_1e5We ordered a couple of dishes to start;  the Sichuan style crispy chicken with barley and caramelised onion and salt and pepper tofu and we also shared a bottle of white wine.  I did like the serving bowls the dishes arrived in!fullsizeoutput_1eafullsizeoutput_1e8We also ordered the roast duck and mushroom pancake and a mushroom vegetarian pancake for me. These were put together at the table by our waiter so whilst it doesn’t look that great in my photo both were delicious.  I also borrowed a photo to show what they look like inside.fullsizeoutput_1e7

Another dish ordered was the fish of the day (can’t remember what it was) but my friends said it was very healthy and tasty and finally the sweet and spicy eggplant which came with sesame, shallots and fried peanuts. I think the eggplant dish was the most delicious and it looked pretty colourful and appetising when it arrived.

fullsizeoutput_1e9fullsizeoutput_1ebA really nice evening and an excellent way for me to thank friends for being so generous.