Monday, June 29, 2009

Dessert House Eatery

Location: 313 Swanston Street
Cuisine: Chinese

Bad service, but great food - if you order the right thing!! Having been once to the Dessert House in Mid-City Arcade and finding it rather average, I was reluctant to venture into the one on Swanston Street.

This time, Alex recommended the salt & pepper spare ribs on rice, and it was actually really good!

Crunchy on the outside, slightly chewy but tender on the inside, the spare ribs were quite tasty! There was just enough salt and pepper to make it quite authentic. Nothing to say for the rice though, I didn't like the soy sauce infused part of the rice - it clashed with the salt and pepper flavour of the meat. I wouldn've liked to see some vegies on the dish though, even if was a few slices of fresh tomato or cucumber, just to break up the dryness of the dish (and make it look prettier).

Service was pretty bad, but the place was bustling and we had to wait outside in the cold for around 15 minutes before a table freed up. In light of it, the waiter was convinced a table would free up soon and took our orders outside!

Overall Impression: 7/10 Dessert House Eatery on Urbanspoon

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