While Sydney diners may have rued the departure of the world’s cheapest Michelin restaurant and those unforgettable dumplings, the steamers have only been turned off momentarily with upstart dining company The Jewel Pantry Group to re-open the Tim Ho Wan venues.
Although the Hong Kong chain’s name has gone from the venues, some elements remain, executive chef Jacky Chan, who emerges from the Tim Ho Wan behemoth, will oversee the George Street venue, which is now known as Canton! Canton!.
The diner will offer a range of dim sum as well as roast meats which are exemplary of the Cantonese culinary tradition. Yum Cha starts at 11am with a range of specialty teas available, while in the evening BBQ meats are the focus, prepared by a second generation roastmaster. Glistening duck, pork and chicken are on offer, as well as classic dishes such as braised pork belly and preserved vegetables.
As Chan highlights, the menu takes the best of the cuisine and gives it a contemporary undertaking, “our philosophy is to create dishes that preserve tradition, whilst allowing room for innovation.”
Over in Pitt Street Mall, The Jewel Pantry Group are taking a wider geographical area as their inspiration. Mr. Fatt combines the flavours of the Pearl River delta with the Malay Archipelago. Currently under construction, the opening promises to reinvigorate your takeaway lunch, with roasts, rice and more on the way.