by Tim G
October 10, 2002
What you want to get here are the large cauldrons of soup filled with noodles and all sorts of other goodies. You can browse the numbered pictures by the counter and on the board above it. They have a wonderful satay soup, chock full of delicious tofu, shellfish, noodles, and other stuff. But you really can't go wrong here. I found this to be some of the best tasting Chinese soup I've had anywhere. Maybe not necessarily better but equally as good and delightfully different from what I find near where I live in Toronto's Chinatown.
It doesn't seem like a place to look out for, but if you're in the area find this place. You'll be glad you did. It's connected to a Japanese restaurant, also very good, and I wasn't certain if they were even separate establishments. Staff seemed to go between the two quite freely. Give the very ordinary pasta retaurant upstairs a miss. I was going to review it separately but won't bother. There's nothing wrong with it, it's just average. I wished I'd eaten at the China Bar again, even now I can hear those large cauldrons of delicious soup calling my name.
From journal Week in Melbourne