Saturday, March 11, 2017

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna by Obelix

The restaurant space within the Golden Pebbles Hotel has undergone many metamorphoses.  In its current incarnation under its present management, it is called Favourite Kitchen.  We were invited there by friends for dinner during the second week of Chinese New Year.  Unlike many Chinese restaurants which try to maximise seating by packing everyone in like sardines, Favourite Kitchen was spaciously laid out.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, peking duck
We were told that the Peking duck was worth a look-in.  Carved at the table and served with delicate crepes these were the highlight of the evening.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, peking duck
The skin was crispy without being too oily with just a thin stratum of fat filled with flavour.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, soup
Prior to the Peking duck we enjoyed the complementary soup.  Today's version was lotus root with strands of the 'hair' fungus.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, fried rice
Kiddo was recommended by the waitress to have one of their signature fried rice dishes.  Her's was flavoured with dried scallop and egg white.  It was generous serve and could have easily fed 2-3 people.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, scallops
Our hostess selected the remainder of our main dishes.  One of the standouts were the stirred fried scallops.  Big and juicy with crunchy gai lan.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, lemongrass pork
The lemongrass pork was also popular.  Whilst there was a lovely savouriness from the fish sauce, I found the sugar used to counter this was a bit too much.  It was a very sweet dish.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, bamboo pith, mushrooms, spinach
I also quite enjoyed the vegetarian dish of bamboo pith and mushrooms and spinach.  A great vegetarian dish and something a little bit different as I don't come across bamboo pith often.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, beef gai lan
Lastly there was the stir fried beef and gai lan.  The beef was soft and tender and there were plenty of veggies which was always pleasing.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, fruit
We had complementary fruit platter and aduki bean soup for dessert.

Favourite Kitchen, Wantirna, aduki bean soup
Aduki bean soup


We really liked it
We really liked it.
Mid value
Mid value.


Favourite Kitchen serves authentic Chinese food in generous serves and in spacious surrounds.

Find it at

Favourite Kitchen
500 Boronia Road
Wantirna 3152 Vic
Phone: 9837 8800

Favourite Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

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