Mushroom and crispy tofu skin parcels topped with caviar (3 pieces) 12
Peking duck cone - A traditional flavour served in a new way (2 pieces) 9
Handmade wonton in chilli sauce (6 pieces) 15
Scallops with golden rice 32
Wok fried mixed vegetables served in Nainai Fang’s homemade XO sauce 9
The good? Gorgeous space that is light, modern and understated but comfortable. Ruyi also boasts an impressive and ambituous ethos. Everything was cooked well.
The bad? It may have just come down to what we ordered, but some dishes were a little expensive, and while everything tasted fine, we couldn't really find any standouts or starring points to warrant the price. My dining partner and I both agreed that if dishes are to be "re-invented", then the overall quality and flavour should be equal to, or improve on, the existing dishes.
Would we go back? Maybe. There's nothing to really fault, so a good place for a business lunch perhaps, or if you're looking for something a little more comfortable than the typical Chinese restaurant.
Time and date of visit: 6:30 pm Saturday 12 April 2014
16 Liverpool Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9090 7778
Open Monday to Wednesday 11:30am - 3pm and 5:30pm - 10pm, Thursday to Friday 11:30am - 3pm and 5:30pm till late, and Saturday 5:30pm till late
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