Sitting down to wait for our roast duck and char sui pork noodle soups, Alison overhears a young guy talking about Dixon House in order to impress his lady. "This place never changes" he states with confidence. "I've been coming here for nine years and it's still the same".
While we wait a little bit more (speedy service is one thing this newcomer might not be best at) we looked around and noted there was indeed a lot of change, just in the last six months there are about five new stalls, one is still empty and you no longer get real cutlery. While the seventies disco decor is still intact, there's been an ebb and flow of new stalls that have given the food court a healthy change of options.
The food court business is not an easy one - seven days, late night trading, low prices with small margins and small hot spaces to work in must take it's toll. The stayers must have work ethics that shame most cubicle dwellers and we love and respect them for the hard work they put in just to feed our fat bellies. They must be doing something right if people like our ladykiller have been coming back for so long.
Wing Shing has got off to a good start with tasty duck, chicken and pork dishes, either as noodle soups or with rice. There's a small menu that also includes laksa variations of the meat options and a few vegie dishes. We are tired and flu ridden after a long trip back from Sri Lanka (more to come on that soon) and noodle soup calls us.
#1 - Roast Duck with Handmade Noodle Soup - $8.80. A generous serve of duck served on the side just as Shawn likes it. The noodles were a little underdone, perhaps a teething problem. The duck was excellent.
#24 - BBQ Pork with Noodle Soup - $8.80. Again, a really generous portion of meat on thin egg noodles. The broth had a good flavour to it, not too salty. The pork is fresh, sweet and moist. A must try for fans of this dish.
#31 Fried Bean & Pork Mince with Spicy Sauce - $9.80. The goodness in this dish lay hiding at the bottom. Stir through to coat the beans with the black bean sauce.
Wing Shun is at stall B9 in Dixon House Food Court, corner of Dixon and Little Hay Street's Chinatown.