On recent trips to the Morley Galleria, I had spied a relatively new place that seemed to be pulling massive crowds. It was called The Wang’s Treasure House and it was getting quite the reputation for offering tasty yum cha on the weekends. I can’t say I have yum cha’d too often but I was keen to visit at some stage. As it happened I wound up there for dinner on a weeknight with some lovely long-time friends, so we would be sampling their a la carte offering instead of yum cha.
As we sat down and started chatting, we came to a realisation. The crew behind Wang’s had previously been at the helm of Wing Bo in Maylands! And as someone grew up in Maylands, Wing Bo was our go to Chinese take away and I was a massive fan. So it was exciting to realise we would soon be revisiting their food albeit in a new location.
There were six of us and we clearly decided we were starving, so we gave the waitress our looooong order.
- Spring Rolls
- Salt and Pepper Squid
- Mongolian Lamb
- Honey Chicken
- King Prawns and Vegetables
- Peking Style Pork Ribs
- Beef Hofun (Dry)
- Special Fried Rice
- Steamed Rice
- Mixed Vegetables
We perhaps didn’t need the starters, but one of our group was stuck in traffic so we thought the starters would tide us over until she arrived. As it turned out, as soon as she sat down the starters arrived seconds later. Perfect timing!
Piping hot crispy wontons and spring rolls both had a tasty meat and vegie mix and came with a pleasingly sweet chilli style dipping sauce. Hard to go past a spring roll with its lovely flakey pastry. The squid presented differently to how I have eaten it in the past and it was more like one of the squid tubes had been cut and laid flat and then cut into large quarters. Lightly battered it had been so perfectly cooked! Really tender.
Yummo! I couldn’t wait for mains with my taste buds now well and truly all fired up after those starters and I couldn’t wait for the barrage of plates to arrive. When they did it was like a careful game of tetris where we strategically shifted glasses and plates to ensure that everything fit. It all smelled amazing! From the garlicky vegies to the sweet honey chook. Everyone eagerly dug in. Honey chicken is such an indulgent dish, the crispy batter drizzled with sticky honey. It’s some kind of wonderful. Similarly I enjoyed the rich marinade that adorned the Peking style pork ribs. The meat just fell apart and you could tell it had been lovingly slow cooked. The Mongolian lamb arrived on a sizzling metal plate and there was an accompanying intoxicating aroma. Slices of onion and thin slices of tender lamb were thoroughly coated in the beautiful Mongolian marinade and man oh man it held its heat! Now my sister and I spied Beef Hofun on the menu and as massive flat noodle fans we had to order a serve. Yum!!! Those lovely noods are so easy eating. Now I didn’t try the prawn and veg dish, I left that for the more passionate prawn punters but I did tuck into the mixed veg which still had an abundance of crunch from the carrots to the greens. And I’d pile similar praise on the special fried rice. Tell me honestly who doesn’t love fried rice?? What a consummate crowd pleaser!
Now we had all assumed there would be an abundance of leftovers but it turns out we all arrived with ravenous appetites and with only a few stray onion slices and grains of rice, our epic order had all but disappeared. It worked out to be about $27 per person and although we didn’t have any drinks other than water and Chinese, for that feast it still seemed very, very reasonable
I loved my debut visit to The Wangs and hope to head along for yum cha very soon!