Get ready to feast! Chinese dining spot Imperial at The Star is back in action
Fresh-as-it-gets lobster sashimi, succulent Singapore-style mud crab, delectable Peking duck, delicate dumplings, punchy XO-laced chicken and comforting wonton soups. Drooling yet? It’s time to stop dreaming and start eating – this mixtape of flavour-packed dishes, showcasing the most delicious regions across China, is back within the grasp of your chopsticks – awarded Chinese restaurant Imperial at The Star is back in action after a little break and we couldn’t be more excited.
The top-tier Chinese dining institution is now back in action – and you’ll be pleased to know that executive chef Song Yao Su has more than a few surprises up his sleeve to welcome back diners. As of late August, the bustling restaurant is back to serving lunch and dinner from Friday to Sunday, armed with entirely new menus of chef Song’s show-stopping fare, which expertly balances traditional Mandarin and Cantonese ingredients to create modern interpretations of Asian classics.
You’ll be able to choose from four separate mouth-watering menus, each designed to guide your tastebuds through authentic flavours, ingredients and cooking techniques from various Chinese regions. If it’s high-end seafood you’re after, you’ll want to work your way through Imperial at The Star’s market-price seafood menu – think live Australian lobster sashimi, sauteed Tasmanian abalone and sauteed mud crab (Singapore or Kolwoon style). For the ultimate feast, loosen those belt buckles and go for the seven-course banquet menu for two, which starts with chicken-and-sweet-corn soup and steamed dim sims before ascending to larger plates like sweet-and-sour crispy beef, sauteed king prawns with ginger and shallot, and chicken in XO sauce.
You can also fill up on a $35 special lunch menu (your choice of entree, main, Chinese tea and dessert), which will have you deciding between the likes of fried crab wontons, sliced pork fillet in sweet-and-sour sauce, salt-and-pepper barramundi and an eye-watering spicy Kung Pao chicken. Or, if you’d prefer a little bit of freedom, spread your wings for a full a la carte experience – it’s dotted with everything from duck pancakes to soy and rose-wine beef shanks, foie gras and lobster dumplings, specialty poached chicken, chopstick-tangling noodles and much more – not to mention Imperial at The Star’s must-try whole Peking duck.
Hungry? Let’s eat! Imperial at The Star is now open. For booking details and opening hours, head to our Stumble Guide.
The article was created in partnership with our friends at The Star Gold Coast.
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