Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant -

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant is meant to be a part of the new breed. Along side it’s sister restaurant, Zilver, they clearly stand out from the traditional Chinese restaurants, in terms of menu range, ambience and furnishing.

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - interior

The restaurant is classically decorated in royal red hues, live bamboo shoots and fancy spotlights. It is probably one of the best looking Chinese restaurants I’ve ever been to.

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - house soup

One of the great things about dining at Chinese restaurants would be all the complementary starters and desserts. We started off with the house soup, which was served in a cute porcelain pot. The soup showed signs of being boiled for hours…
Next up was the Morwong, also known as the Deep Sea Bream, or Rubber Lips; and its lips truely lived up to it’s name. Its soft flesh was steamed with shallots, coriander and soy. This dish was actually prepared wrong, but my lovely parents decided to not make a fuss and accepted it anyway. What sane-minded person would order such a large fish steamed? I don’t know what the chefs were thinking? There was an apology -but no discount.. hehe…

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - steamed Morwong

steamed Morwong
Furthermore, this is how unthoughful the restaurant was… THEY DIDN’T SERVE THE CRAB FIRST! Being served in between dishes meant that we weren’t able to fully savor this $180 dish. Snow Crabs are a little less meaty than other crabs, but it is meant to be sweeter in flavour. Ours was somewhat dull and tasteless. Doh!

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - live snow crab cooked in ginger and shallots

snow crab fried in shallots and ginger
Another of my absolute favourite dishes would have to be this crispy taro duck… deboned duck, deep-fried with creamy taro paste on the inside… and served with a thick shitake mushroom sauce.

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - crispy deboned duck with taro

Then we had the Wasabi Beef which hardly tasted of the unbearably hot kick I can desired for.

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - wasabi beef

beef fillets seared with wasabi, and served with mayonnaise

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - steamed eggplant stuffed with mince pork

… and the steamed eggplant stuffed with mince pork… looking nothing like the imagery used in the menu

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - red bean dessert soup

red bean dessert soup with mandarin peel shavings

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - coconut cookies

coconut cookies

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - family photo: mum, bryan, dad

Mum, Bryan and Dad

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - family: me and christina

Me & Christina

Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant - family: me, roland and mum

Me with Roland and Mum
Beauty is obviously skin-deep. Beneath the classy makeover, were waiters whom spoke while chewing gum and food which took over an hour to be prepared and served…
Iron Chef Chinese Seafood Restaurant
84 Broomfield St Cabramatta
Phone (02) 9723 6228

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Jennifer is the founding blogger of I Ate My Way Through (originally, 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.
  • when i saw the title of the post i was getting all excited thinking woah THE iron chef lol but the coconut cookies look tasty!

  • v104

    I’ve been there. I know what you mean by the waiters there, they’re young and lack any care for their job. And worst of all, the older waiters try to force you to buy all the expensive food when your picking from the menu.

  • Jen

    Hey Suze – I know… such great disappointment… I was expecting Iron Chef quality… haha
    Hi v104 – I totally agree with you. Pity they didn’t recruit new staff with the makeover!