Cairns Chinese Restaurants
- Sri Lankan
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:
Spicy Chicken with Peanuts
Beef with Broccoli
Sweet and Sour Pork
Fish, beef, pork, chicken
And many more...
7/35 Lake St, Cairns, 4870
Well priced Chinese lunch and dinner options - dumplings, noodles and rice dishes including specialities such as pig's ears and hor fun.View More Info
5 Aplin St, Cairns
(07) 4051 8877
Broad range of both Chinese and Vietnamese dishes - one of the few restaurants serving Vietnamese cuisine in Cairns. Fast and efficient service, and lots of much-loved dishes on the menu. Excellent spot for a quick dinner with friends.View More Info
35-41 Wharf Street, Cairns
(07) 4041 2828
Recently moved to inside the Reef Hotel Casino complex, Cafe China is open for yum cha lunch and chinese dinner. Owner Harry Sou has extremely high standards and you are assured of a delicious meal every time you visit this authentic Chinese restaurant. Very high quality and excellent service.View More Info
Minnie Street, Cnr McLeod St, Cairns
The Canton has been serving great Chinese food in Cairns for longer than we can remember. Tucked away on McLeod St, it is a restaurant that many people are unaware of, but once you try the fresh and cheap Chinese food, you'll be back for more.View More Info
223-227 The Esplanade, Cairns (Acacia Court Hotel)
One of Cairns' favourite restaurants, Charlies has a seafood and hot food buffet that offers tremendous value for money. Look for the discount vouchers in the Cairns Post each day.View More Info
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.View More Info
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.View More Info
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.View More Info
One of Cairns' largest chinese restaurants, Silver Dragon is owned and operated by two local brothers, John & Phillip. Featuring an extensive menu and wine list, and conveniently located opposite Cairns CBD taxi rank.View More Info
578 Mulgrave Rd, Earlville
07 4033 1328
Very friendly Chinese take away/delivery, with tasty, non-greasy food.View More Info
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.View More Info