March 25, 2012
Every six months my friend and I go out for Yum Cha. We have a list of places to go to and are trying to work our way through it.
This time we went to Lucky Chan at Crown Casino http://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/lucky-chan. We researched www.urbanspoon.com.au and found some good and bad reviews but were always going to try it ourselves. They have two sittings for lunch but we went to the 11am sitting because I had to be somewhere in the afternoon. The restaurant was quite empty because it was a little early for lunch but we had our pick of the tables. We chose one near the windows overlooking the Yarra River.
The food was really nice with some exceptions. I’ve been spoiled by eating the most beautiful Fried Calamari at another Chinese restaurant. That was cooked in Chinese Five Spice. The one at Lucky Chan was quite bland. The Prawn toasts had something missing as well. I didn’t like the Chinese doughnuts though but at least I tried them. The dumplings and spring rolls however were delicious.
We enjoyed the experience and I know I would go back again. I didn’t find it very expensive although other reviewers on Urbanspoon have commented that it was but I suppose that depends where you’ve been before.