29 October 2012

Wing Shing ~ Chinese BBQ - Dixon House Food Court [CLOSED]

The ever changing Dixon House Food Court has a new BBQ joint. We do the duck and pork road test on it.

[CLOSED MAY 2013]

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.

11 comments:

  1. Hm that roast duck looks delicious! Sorry to hear that you are not feeling too well but don't let that prevent you from posting about Sri Lanka! :) Can't wait to see the pictures! Get better soon.

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  2. Oh no!!! Not the flu:( I was going to ask how the Sri Lanka trip went? Ps its Kathleen LOL

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  3. There's another new stall down in Dixon House, it serves fresh juice and dim sum dishes.

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    1. I went into DH yesterday and that stall (the one in the corner next to the sugar cane stand, i'm assuming that's what you mean) seems to be pretty much a drinks stall at the moment. Almost all the dim sum dishes on the menu have 'coming soon' next to them, there's only one or two dishes that are currently available (didn't get a chance to try them though).

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  4. Yay, you’re back! Had some top bain-marie Indonesian in Kingsford the other night, thought it would be up your street. It’s at 273 Anzac Parade or thereabouts, recently changed over from being a thai joint. Rates up there with Pondok Buyung to my taste buds.

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  5. Thanks for the tip, could do with some Indo.

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  6. Has there been any action in Dixon House lately? Last time I went there were a number of vacant stalls, it seemed a bit dead.

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    1. Yeah there's always been a vacant stall or two over the last year or so. It's a bit of a worry but the place still packs out at peak times. We recommend dropping in now and again because some of the most interesting stalls start up and disappear overnight.

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  7. Just letting you guys know that this stall is now closed, there is a for lease sign on it today.

    But there seemed to be some action in the spot where the Thai joint used to be, for lease sign is gone and I noticed a bloke cooking something on the wok inside. It isn't open yet but it certainly looks like something will open soon.

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  8. Thanks for that! We were just in there tonight and thought the new place might have been open, must be soon!

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  9. I think Wing Shing is going to reopen soon, or at least something else open in its place. The lights were on today, and there was a guy in there opening boxes, although the stall was closed.

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