Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Imperial Treasure Chinese Restaurant - Hurstville - Sydney, Australia.

Imperial Treasure Chinese Restaurant

Happy Spring! Finally, the warm weather has kicked in and the miserable winter cold is slowly disappearing.  Yay! Love Spring and Summer.

The first Sunday of September meant one thing, Father’s Day! This year around, we had our Father’s Day celebration on the Friday, to avoid the crowds on the actual day, Sunday. Dad said he wanted to have Peking duck, so we had what he wanted.
Imperial Treasure is a relatively new Chinese restaurant, opening last year within Club Central Hurstville. It occupies half of a floor on level three of the club and can cater for many diners as they regularly hold banquets and functions, serving yum cha in the morning and dinner at night. Nice modern interior with glass floor to ceiling windows, gives it that casual yet luxury feel.
 Usually, when you have Chinese food in a nice restaurant, you get served complementary house soup before you start your meal. The bowls and spoons were on our table but there was no sight of the soup. One of my favourite things about eating at a Chinese restaurant is the soup they serve at the beginning of the meal.
We saw soup being carried to other tables but not ours! I assumed they ordered a banquet and as such, the soup formed part of the meal deal. It was not until the middle of the meal that I asked the waiter if they served complementary house soup and he nervously said yes. As we spoke in English, he assumed we weren’t accustomed to having soup, as they do put some weird ingredients in it sometimes, and as such it wasn’t offered. He immediately brought it out and we all laughed it off.
 ‘Pig Intestine Soup’ may not be for the faint hearted. Its name may not sound very appealing, but it is certainly delicious and hearty. It has most likely been cooked for hours and hours to get that strong, fragrant flavour . It’s after you taste it that you realise how soothing and refreshing the soup is. As you can probably tell, I do love my soups.

They had a ‘Peking Duck – 2 Courses’ special for 30 dollars! Yes, you read correctly. So cheap for a delicious whole duck. They are currently having a promotion on for the month of August and September where you can get a whole duck for 30 dollars. Bargain! The first course is the usual pancakes. A dozen rolled duck pancakes filled with finely sliced shallots, cucumber and hoisin sauce. The second course is a ‘Sang Choy Bow'. The waiter we had on the day was in a hurry in cutting our duck and ended up cutting mainly strips of skin and no meat. How disappointed we were. The meat that was left was then used for the  Sang Choy bow but there were only 4 little cups of lettuce with very minimal meat and vegetables. Where did all that meat go??? Nevertheless, it still tasted good but a bit on the salty side.
The ‘Sweet and Sour Pork Ribs ($16.00)’ were nice but weren’t very crispy due to the sauce coating. I like how they used the rib cut of meat as a lot of places end up using cheaper cuts of meat like the pork neck.  Quite generous with their portion too.

The ‘Combination Bean Curd Hot Pot ($17.00)’ had an assortment of vegetables, tofu and meat. The tofu was particularly cooked well. It was fried but still had that nice, soft texture to it.

'Chicken Fried Rice ($15.10)' was well cooked with good balance of flavours and had that wok flavour that you know its been tossed about in a very hot wok.
Ended the meal with a nice complementary plate of fruits and biscuits.

A clean and modern Chinese restaurant that serves reasonable food at decent prices. Members get an additional 10 per cent discount (Prices listed above are inclusive of the 10 per cent discount) and alcohol at club prices.

They are also having another promotion with the Tsingtao Beer and Heineken both at $4.00 each during the month of September. Another plus plus!

Please note standard club rules do apply.
2 Crofts Avenue
Hurstville NSW 2220

Phone no: 02 8957 7254

Opening Hours
Monday - Friday
10:30am - 3:00pm
Saturday - Sunday
10:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Thursday
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday - Saturday
5:30pm - 11:00pm

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  1. i love peking duck! i thought normally its mostly skin and just a bit of meat in the pancakes?

    1. lol! true but we barely got any meat in it. The table next to us had a nice proportion of skin to meat. We're just picky eaters :P