What China Doll’s regular diners love about Chef Frank Shek’s crowd-pleasing menu is that it consistently delivers its more-ish and much revered dishes – almost without exception – every single visit.
No restaurant along historic Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo fills up quicker on any service, and the seasoned front of house team cope with the demands of a heaving restaurant with both consummate ease and a smile.
The key to the menu’s success is not limiting itself to a specific Asian style, preferring popular takes on multiple cuisines. The generous portion of chilli salt squid is seasoned and spiced to the absolute edge. And you would be hard pressed to find a better representation of crispy pork belly with sticky chilli caramel and nam pla phrik. Order it with jasmine rice, and don’t worry if you cannot finish the monster serve as the staff are more than happy to put it in a takeaway container for you.
PSST! To avoid disappointment, do not even contemplate walking up, as China Doll has a very loyal following for good reason.