In the short time it’s been open, Lucky Chan’s Noodle and Laundry Bar has well and truly won over our hearts (and stomachs). Resembling a bustling Chinese laundry and street market, the infamous Northbridge eatery is filled with the colour, sights and smells of classic Asian street food.
From tasty bowls of Ramen to steaming dumplings and plates filled with pork belly, the William Street institution is a must for any food lover. Here’s our guide to ordering Lucky Chan’s Top 4 dishes.
Cheeky Ramen: Born in China, raised in Japan and modernised in New York, Ramen is the quintessential noodle soup. Bringing their own distinct flavours to the authentic dish, the chefs at Lucky Chan’s create six varieties of Ramen made with rich broths, handmade noodles and sliced meat that just falls apart. Our pick: the Cheeky Ramen filled with braised pork cheek, spicy red miso, broccolini and sweet tomato. Want more? You can pimp your bowl with a few little extras like a 62 degree egg, Chashu pork belly or pickled shittake.
Pig Ears: If you’re an avid fan of pork crackling or just an audacious foodie seeking the unusual, make sure you order the pig’s ears served with lime and mayo. Possessing the ability to make these weird bits taste great, the chefs serve this starter plate adorned with some of the crunchiest, melting pork of your life. You can thank us later.
Dumplings: Great things come in small packages – especially when they’re little parcels of steaming goodness. Lucky Chan’s mighty dumplings are made from scratch every day and their fillings are ever-changing. We ordered the Shark Bay prawn dumplings with galangal pork, tom yum broth and fresh herbs. Just add some chilli oil and you’ll be scoffing them in their thousands.
Roast Pork Belly: It’s time to lick those lips in anticipation! This Asian-inspired juicy pork belly is so damn good – it will make even the most modest foodie grab their iPhone and take a snap. Expect four succulent chunks of crispy pork belly laced with ginger wine jus and served with lychee salad.
When the stomach is full, make sure you visit Lucky Chan’s rooftop bar, which overlooks William Street’s dazzling skyline and order from their quirky cocktail list.