Monday, 25 November 2013

Dew Drop Inn Tea House - Berkeley - Wollongong, Australia.

Dew Drop Inn  Tea House- Nan Tien Temple

I'm back.

Don't worry, I didn't starve myself over the past month. I still ate at a few new places which I'll be blogging about shortly.

Before I went into intensive study mode, we headed down to Wollongong for a day trip.

It was a nice and sunny day in Sydney, so my family decided that it would be fun to head down to Nan Tien Temple in Wollongong. I took on the driver’s role as I love opening the window to let the breeze go through, while zooming at over 100km on the highway. It didn’t take very long to get there, just about 40 minutes from the Sutherland Shire.

I previously blogged about the lunch we had at the canteen. On this occasion, we went to the ‘Dew Drop Inn Tea House', which is located at the base of the front temple.

There are many items to choose from and we have trouble deciding what to have. Mum insists we order two plates of spring rolls, saying how my brother loves it spring rolls and will eat it all. I, on the other hand believe it’s too much. We end up ordering one plate and I will let you know what happened later into this post.

The ‘Spring Rolls ($8.00)’ is perfectly fried to a golden yellow colour, making it extra crispy on the outside. It is filled with a combination of rice noodles and shredded vegetables, served with side of sweet chilli sauce. Brother decides he doesn’t want to eat anything fried so doesn’t even have one!

The ‘Chao Shao Noodle (Dry) ($12.00)’ looked fairly small when it was brought out but once you mix everything around, it isn’t as small as it looks. Egg noodles are topped with vegetarian BBQ flavoured meat and some vegetables. I try a bit of the mock meat, and find it quite chewy. 

The ‘Auspicious Noodle Soup ($12.00)’ is a clear egg noodle soup served with vegetarian balls, vegetables, and vegetarian mince. This is actually much better than I expected, as I was expecting the soup to be bland.

The‘Curry Rice ($12.00)’ is a mix of tofu, mixed vegetables and broccoli in a curry sauce. I like the curry sauce but find that there is way too much cabbage and potato, and not enough of the tofu.  Think I will choose to have something else next time I’m here.

Vegetarian food here is decent but I still prefer the food at the canteen. Though, the wooden interior is lovely and sitting there is so peaceful and tranquil. For those tea lovers out there, they have a range of teas on offer.

180 Berkeley Rd
Berkeley NSW 2506

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday 10:30am - 4.30pm 
Saturday - Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm



  1. Seems like you had a great time :) This made me miss travelling. I used to jet off somewhere for vacations before I got too busy managing a Chinese Restaurant in Capalaba area. You just inspired me to go out more, hahahah!

    1. Hehe thanks for visiting my site. I hear managing a restaurant is really hard work and I wish you all the best with it :) Finding time to travel does become difficult when you have so much to do but it is good to go out once in a while. Good luck and have fun!