Argh, I’m tired, and exhausted… but I’ve still been eating. So here’s just a quick post from last Friday night.
We were out to celebrate Shamini’s birthday… Happy Birthday Sham!

Chinta Ria - Ella's wrap: plump prawns stuffed with minced prawns, herbs and vegetables sealed in a fine pastry and snap fried

Ella’s wrap: plump prawns stuffed with minced prawns, herbs and vegetables sealed in a fine pastry and snap fried

Chinta Ria - Parker's Gem: bite sized pieces of minced chicken blended with potatoes, coriander, silver thread noodles and special spices - lightly battered then snap fried

Parker’s Gem: bite sized pieces of minced chicken blended with potatoes, coriander, silver thread noodles and special spices – lightly battered then snap fried

Chinta Ria - Red Temple Chicken: chicken roulade smothered with a lightly spiced red sauce of chilli, lemon grass, coconut, garlic and tomatoes

Red Temple Chicken: chicken roulade smothered with a lightly spiced red sauce of chilli, lemon grass, coconut, garlic and tomatoes
The next two dishes were the stand-out of the night. The Ayam Blues was fabulously rich, buttery and crispy. There was also an elegant peanut fragrance…MmMm…

Chinta Ria - Ayam blues: lightly battered chicken fillets, wok tossed in a subtle tangy mayonnaise coating infused with lemon juice and tomato sauce

Ayam blues: lightly battered chicken fillets, wok tossed in a subtle tangy mayonnaise coating infused with lemon juice and tomato sauce
The Assam Prawns was uniquely tropical… it was a little sweet, a little sour… and a little spicy.

Chinta Ria - Assam Prawns: fresh prawns in a spicy tangy tamarind flavoured sauce with tomatoes, string beans and pineapple pieces

Assam Prawns: fresh prawns in a spicy tangy tamarind flavoured sauce with tomatoes, string beans and pineapple pieces

Chinta Ria - Mee Goreng: Hokkien noodles wok-tossed with a blend of spices, diced bean curd, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, egg and prawns.

Mee Goreng: Hokkien noodles wok-tossed with a blend of spices, diced bean curd, potatoes, tomatoes, chicken, egg and prawns.

Chinta Ria - chilli prawns: fresh prawns topped with an egg-bled sweet chilli sauce

chilli prawns: fresh prawns topped with an egg-blend sweet chilli sauce

Chinta Ria - beef rendang: beef, curry paste and coconut milk

beef rendang: beef, curry paste and coconut milk

Chinta Ria - annie/taya, jordan, jennifer, aileen, shamini

Taya (aka. Annie), Jordan, Me, Aileen & Shamini

group photo @ chinta ria

The service was awesome… they were extremely willing to cater to our needs. The ambience of the restaurant was also really soothing. Peaceful rhythms, a funky interior and great casual alfresco dining!
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Chinta Ria
The Roof Terrace, Cockle Bay Wharf, Darling Park
Level 2, 201 Sussex St
Phone (02) 9264 3211

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, Jenius.com.au). Growing up in the multicultural melting pot of Sydney’s Inner West as a second generation Australian (of Vietnamese refugee parents of Teochew Chinese ancestry), Jen has always had a deep curiosity about global cuisines, culinary heritage and the cultural assimilation of immigrants. For Jen and her family, food is always at the centre of all celebrations, life events and milestones. A lover of the finer things in life, as well as cheap eats, her blogging ethos is all about empowering and inspiring people to expand their culinary repertoire. When not running her two companies (she is also the Managing Director of The Bamboo Garden online marketing agency), Jen can be found exploring old-world charms at vintage markets and delving into local eats around the world. She has a weakness for fried chicken.