Chinese is one of the most ancient and varied cuisines in the world, yet often gets misrepresented in Australia. Put down the neon-coloured sweet 'n' sour pork - Melbourne has so many authentic Chinese restaurants more deserving of your dollars and tastebuds. Here are our favourites.

ShanDong MaMa

The fish dumplings don't disappoint.

Shop 7 200 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

Lee Ho Fook

Modern as they come.

11-15 Duckboard Place
Melbourne VIC 3000

Spice Temple

Neil Perry's homage to Szechuan.

Crown Melbourne 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank VIC

HuTong CBD

Good-quality dumplings delivered fast.

14-16 Market Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000


A tiny outpost of bao love.

Shop 4 19-37 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC

Pacific Seafood BBQ House


Shop 8, 240 Victoria Street
Richmond VIC