When the first Chinese immigrants braved the ocean for Aussie shores, the first businesses many opened were dining establishments for miners in the Gold Rush. Later, after immigration laws finally relaxed post WW-II, Chinese-Australian culture flourished, leading to a rich blend of two worlds right here in Melbourne.
Today, Chinatown lies in the heart of the Melbourne CBD, so the Chinese Restaurants in Carlton lie just North of its cultural epicenter. Much of the energy from Chinatown resonates throughout Carlton flats, giving locals dozens of options to choose from for a delicious Chinese food dinner. We would recommend visiting both the Chinese restaurants in Carlton and those in the CBD to get the full scope of the Asian food options Melbourne has to offer!
Chinese food tastes so authentic in Australia because there are literally centuries of roots behind Chinese restaurants in Carlton. These early Asian immigrants fought constant discrimination and yet still managed to set up their future generations to become fully accepted and respected Aussie citizens. The Cantonese and Shanghai regions of China have brought most of the Chinese food over to Carlton, but the options are virtually endless in Melbourne. – use our list below to know which Chinese restaurants in Carlton are affiliated with QIKI cuisine!
By the 1970s, hardly a suburb in Melbourne lacked its own Chinese restaurant. Today, they have proliferated with hundreds just in the city limits. From roasted peking duck to the most delicious dumplings you’ve ever tasted, read below to get some ideas about the best Aussie-Chinese dishes available in Carlton.
Because the roots are there, good Chinese restaurants in Carlton offer a variety of options for dinner. Because stimulating your appetite sometimes involves listing all the delicious options available, we thought we would provides the most popular Chinese dishes Carlton has to offer:
- Roasted Peking duck
- Veggie, Tofu, Chicken, & Prawn Dumplings
- Lamb skewers
- Yumcha (perfect for Sunday brunch)
- Cantonese Hot Pots
- Caramelized spicy seafood
- Dim Sum
- Pork and Noodle Dishes
We hope this buffer gets you started on exploring the culture and cuisine of Chinese restaurants in Carlton – happy eating!
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