Empress of China

120 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
03 9639 7723
Asian, Chinese


  • Shanghai style Home Braised Pork Belly with Rice
  • Chicken Curry with Rice

The Good


The Mediocre

The “Shanghai style” sauce was not bad. Definitely had interesting flavour and not something one can easily do at home.

The Bad

Everything else was pretty bad. This is the definition of cheap and nasty. Most of the food was very old and came straight out of the microwave. Some of the chicken bits were so dry that it was inedible.

The Verdict

I guess this is what happens when you try to find the cheapest Chinese food in Chinatown…. Very cheap. Very nasty.

Would Penguin Eat Again?

Definitely not. If I wanted my food nuked, I can get it from the freezer and do it myself thanks.

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