Monday, 3 February 2014

Restaurant Review: FA-faH!

Location: Shop F018, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Phone: 03 9568 6600
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Link: Facebook
Overall Impression: 8/10

Melburnians hungry for fresh, mouth-watering and great value Asian cuisine are in for a delicious treat, with FA-faH! opening its doors early last month in the city’s Fashion Capital, Chadstone Shopping Centre. 
Whipping up the tastiest Chinese food using modern techniques, FA-faH! offers locals the most tantalising Roast Pork, Char Siew and Roast Chicken in town, all slow cooked daily and made to order.
Red bean soya milk

The food speaks for itself and for good reason. Working closely with local suppliers, FA-faH! sources top quality meats from Rivalea, one of Australia’s leading integrated agri-food companies based alongside the Murray River, to ensure hero dishes that are bound to please.  
Double happiness: Char Siew and Roast Chicken

FA-faH! cooks up one of the better renditions of the popular hawker-style roasts. We tried two of their roasts, the Char Siew and Roast Chicken – both were absolutely delicious and tasted authentic. Each slice was juicy, tender and bursting with flavour. 

In addition to roasts, the menu serves up an eclectic mix of Chinese inspired dishes including Oodles of Noodles, nourishing and healthy hot soups like Scallop Chicken Soup and Apple Chicken Soup, rice dishes such as Char Siew Fried Fahn and Cereal Fried Fahn, and side plates including Black Pork, Crispy Eggplant, Long Beans and the classic Sweet and Sour Pork.
Village tofu

The village tofu was beautifully simple and delicious. It had a lovely crisp exterior and soft delicate interior.
Pork Hock 
Slow cooked over 24 hours to optimize the perfect balance of muscle, fat and crackle

The pork hock was legendary. It combined amazingly crisp pork hock skin, intensely flavoured with rich Asian style master stock, with delectably succulent pork and an intoxicating array of sauces and garnishes. Assembled similarly to a san choi bao, a lettuce cup is used as a “base” and then layered with sauce before adding some pulled pork hock and finished off with some garnish.
Black pork noodle
Sticky black caramalised pork in noodles

The beauty of this dish lay in the incredible sticky black pork belly. Each morsel was bursting with flavour. The pork belly skin was delightfully crispy and the meat was tender and succulent and covered in a luscious caramel sauce. This sauce coated each and every strand of noodle to create a thoroughly appetizing dish.
FA-faH! Is an exciting addition to Melbourne’s food scene. We were impressed by the high quality and taste of the dishes on offer and loved that the menu is very reasonably priced. We cannot wait to return!

Fa-fah on Urbanspoon

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of FA-faH!

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