A complete guide to Cairns Restaurants

Cairns Family Friendly Chinese Restaurants

Chinese

Chinese Food has exploded in popularity in Australia over the past few decades, and fortunately as our palettes have grown, so too have Chinese menus. Aussies don't just dig into a tub of chow mien and wolf down sweet and sour pork any more. Now we are trying Hashima with Cherries and Orange Slices, and Chicken Kidney with Crab Meat and 1000 year old eggs!

Chinese food is healthy and includes all the ingredients for a balanced diet. Restaurants serving Chinese food range from cheap MSG laden takeaway shops, to high-class restaurants following Chinese customs. The quality of food varies accordingly.

Two of the most important ingredients in Chinese dishes are rice and noodles. The Chinese were the inventors of noodles, and Marco Polo exported the idea to Italy in the 13th century where the concept was developed into pasta.

The Chinese also invented chopsticks, and one of the leaders of this invention was the great Chinese philosopher Confucius (551-479 BC). He said that instruments used for killing must be banned from the dining table. Therefore, knives are not permitted, and that is why Chinese food is always chopped into bite size pieces before it reaches the table.

Menu items in a Chinese restaurant will commonly include the following:
Fried Rice
Spicy Chicken with Peanuts
Mandarin Chicken
Beef with Broccoli
Sweet and Sour Pork
Mixed Vegetables
Peking duck
Shanghai noodles
Fish, beef, pork, chicken
Soups
Fortune cookies

And many more...

China Palace Restaurant

69-73 Abbott Street, Cairns
(07) 4051 9188

A large Chinese restaurant in the heart of Cairns with daily yum cha, and a wide variety of classic Chinese dishes that you would expect on a menu in Australia. All your favourites are on the menu, try their signature Xiao Long Bao. This restaurant is suitable for families and group dining parties.

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Golden Boat Chinese Restaurant

4/34 Lake Street, Cairns
(07) 4031 8833
email/info)(goldenboat.com.au
http://www.goldenboat.com.au/

Serving Yum Cha, A-La-Carte, Live Seafood and having a Noodle Bar makes Golden Boat one of Cairns' most full service Chinese restaurants. A sensational restaurant for groups as you'll be treated like royalty. The yum cha is particularly good, probably the best in Cairns. You know a great Chinese restaurant when you notice many Chinese dining, and this seems exceedingly popular.

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Noodle Box

Cairns Central Shopping Centre, Cairns
(07) 4041 4681

Exciting food option at Cairns Central, the menu consists of 9 Stir Fry's encompassing a wide variety of Asian flavours, 5 soups ranging from the most traditional of Hot and Sour to Rich and Creamy Laksas and 2 amazing rice dishes that explode with mystical flavours from the East.

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Wok Around The Clock

578 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
07 4033 1328

Very friendly Chinese take away/delivery, with tasty, non-greasy food.

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Yummy Noodle House

508 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
(07) 4054 6380

Yummy Noodle House is the latest chain of stores to open in the noodle craze gripping Cairns at present. They're quick & efficient, making Yummy Noodle a great work lunch option. The food is tasty, and prepared to order.

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