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Bokchoy Tang

This northern Chinese restaurant has been carefully designed to delight even the most discerning diner, while showcasing traditional fare.


Wishing to merge his knowledge of Chinese art, food and culture with the Melbourne gastronomic and cultural scene, owner and executive chef George Qing couldn't look past Federation Square. Melbourne's newest arts and cultural precinct was the perfect location to house his northern Chinese restaurant, Bokchoy Tang.

With a strong emphasis on steamed food, dumplings and market-fresh seafood, Qing's menu features home style dishes of northern China, in particular those from the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers. Start with an entree of steamed Chinese cabbage rolls (cabbage rolls filled with marinated prawns and julienne vegetables, served with a light soy sauce) or the Bokchoy Tang special duck spring rolls (tofu skin rolls filled with duck and garlic chives). Follow with bok choy and oyster mushroom soup (baby bok choy, oyster mushrooms and fresh tofu in vegetable stock). From the fish selection sample the Murray River perch: this whole fish designed to feed two is wok fried then served with a sauce of garlic, chilli, spring onions, Chinese rice wine and light soy on a bed of seasonal vegetables. Alternatively try the crispy baby chicken: a whole baby chicken steamed with ginger and spring onions then deep-fried until crisp and served with Szechwan pepper and soy sauce.
Fully licensed, Bokchoy Tang offers a good range of affordable Australian wines.

Veda Wickens, August 2006

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March 14, 2007

I have been to BockChoy Tang for a few banquet style birthdays. The service is great & the food was tasty with the prawn dishes being a highlight. My only criticism is that it may be a bit more expensive than I expected.

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Andrea Cartwrigh
August 31, 2007

This place is a little gem if you are after an enjoyable, relaxed meal, with an fresh and innovative approach to Chinese cuisine, coupled with wonderful views across the Melbourne skyline. A table on the balcony in summer is a must. This place is also good as a pre-ballet or theatre option, as the service is reliably prompt, and the venue is only a short walk from the Arts Centre. Try the dumplings, or the salt and pepper squid.

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August 18, 2008

I love this place. The food is awesome and the service is great. It's not cheap but it's not overly expensive either. I would definitely recommend.

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February 13, 2009

I have been to this place twice, every time is just the highlight of my dinner. Very tasty food and reasonable price. Would definitely recommend.

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