The Chinese food that has been influenced with Japanese, French and modern cooking style. And it is when the restaurant Lee Ho Fook was born by the Chef Victor Liong. In fact, Victor gathered all his cooking skills, based in the places where he worked. To create the new style of the Chinese Cuisine.
His story with food started before but the first big step, it was at the restaurant Galileo at The Observatory Hotel. And where he learned the skills of French-Japanese Cuisine by the Chef Haru Inukai. Another place where Victor Liong worked. It was at the Restaurant Marque in Sydney now (permanently closed) beside with the Chef Mark Best. Then, the last step before starting his own business, it was working at Mr Wong Restaurant Modern Cantonese Cuisine. As a Sous Chef. In short, after these experiences, is when Lee Ho Fook and the new style of the Chinese food began.
My experience at Lee Ho Fook
Well, let’s start the best part, letting you know the quality of the modern Chinese food. First of all, Lee Ho Fook is a busy restaurant with One Chef Hat Award otorgated by Good Food Guide Awards. Besides, included in The 50 Best Discovery in Melbourne. Therefore, each dish that I tried here, it was delicious. Moreover, a cozy place where is easy to feel comfortable.
Yunnan Style Raw Beef, Fragrant Herbs, Rice Paper & Cured Beef
Certainly, I always started with a light dish at the beginning and in this case, it was the Raw Beef. In fact, my first bite I could realized how good, it was this entree. As a result, squeezing the lime on the raw beef, gave it the perfect touch an amazing dish at Lee Ho Fook. In addition, the price is $26 AUD.
Fujian Style Fried Rice, Blue Swimmer Crab, Scallop & House Made XO Sauce
I just want to warn you, this Chinese dish can be easy be share for two persons. Because, it’s big. By the way, I could eat it by my own. Surely, this is a good signal when even if I’m full, is impossible to stop eating, of course for the great taste of the food. In short, the blue Swimmer Crab is pretty good. However, the price is $45 AUD and If I put in my rank which one was the best at Lee Ho Fook, then this one keep the spot number three.
Sichuan Style Pork Dan Dan Noodles
Perhaps, If you were reading one of my post before. Surely, you know that I like to keep the best food to the end. And the Sichuan Pork Noodles is glorious. In fact, this Chinese dish represent the authentic Chinese food with ingredients such as spring onion, coriander, noodles and the oily chilli sauce with pork. In short, it was the best dish at Lee Ho Fook and the price $25 AUD.
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Location Melbourne, Australia
Restaurant Lee Ho Fook
Qualification: Grateful/ Excellent
Price: Average per person $$ 45 AUD
Contact: (03) 9077 6261
Address:11-15 Duckboard Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000