This Lunar New Year why not visit Canberra’s hottest Asian fusion restuarants?
Asian Fusion had become a culinary punchline in the 1990s. However, over the past couple of years there has been resurgence in the culinary trend. In 2018, there was more focus on cleverly combining traditional Japanese, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese flavours with local ingredients. In restaurants in Canberra, there is fusion of native Australian Ingredients, Asian influences and European techniques which is different from Asian Fusion restaurants from other multicultural countries such as the US and Canada. This is partly due to Australia’s close proximity to Asia especially Southeast Asia which has brought diverse Asian migrants and their cuisines in the Australian Culture.
So this Lunar New Year, what better way than to try some of Canberra’s best restaurants.
Morks is situated on the Kingston Foreshore and offers contemporary Thai dining with water views. You won’t find page upon page of dishes here; instead, the menu is carefully curated selection of memorable meals.
Akiba is a fun restaurant, with cartoon artwork on the walls. It is dedicated to bringing a new wave of Asian flavours to Canberra. As well as the usual suspects of bao and dumplings, you’ll find more creative picks such as kimchi and oyster pancake and tamarind-caramel-glazed beef rib. The Canbhol team recommends Akiba’s iconic bao – a delicious, fluffy steamed pocked filled with sticky slow-cooked char siu pork belly and creamy slaw.
Raku is a mix of aesthetically pleasing food, impeccable service and clean, true Japanese flavours. The menu offers a range of raw and hot plates at fair prices, making this clever eatery accessible to the masses.
Iori is an authentic Japanese experience which service traditional and modern dishes, sushi, sashimi and more. Set meals will help you get a taste of the variety on offer, or mix and match
Sammy’s Kitchen has long been a local favourite, serving tasty and speedy Chinese and Malaysian dishes – offering a mix of traditional and original menu options. Great for groups or a quick bite for lunch or dinner, Sammy’s packs flavour into every dish. You’ll be amazed at how quickly your food hits your table and how promptly you manage to devour it! The Shantung Chicken is a must.
Griffith Restaurant Vietnamese Cuisine, a favourite of the Canbhol Team. The Sexy Squid dish is a must try.