Happy Belly Chinese Restaurant has opened up on King Street Newtown (Sydney University end) and is serving up some super tasty food, including your favourite Chinese dishes as well as some incredible dumplings! This casual restaurant has a number of tables to dine in and they were also very busy with takeaway. The restaurant has quite an extensive menu and we liked that they had pictures to accompany the description for ease of ordering.
We began with dumplings and these hand made dumplings were incredible. We shared the Chicken and Mushroom Siu Mai – 4 Pieces, the Fish and Prawns Dumplings (GF) – 4 Pieces as well as some crazy food Pan Fried Pork Buns – 6 Pieces! We are sure we’ll return for a few of these. They also have dim sum that are gluten free and vegan to cater for dietary requirements.
For our mains we had the Crispy Shandong Chicken, which was a poached chicken in vinegar and spices and with a crispy skin. In addition we also ordered the Peking Duck Two Ways – which comes with sliced duck with pancakes, shallots and cucumber, in addition to san Choy boy.
We accompanied this with stir fried seasonal Vegetables (VE) with broccoli, capsicum, carrot, Bok Choy and baby corn.
To finish with, we had a sweet popular choice amongst diners – the mushroom buns – dumplings that looks like a mushroom, which, when split results in a custard “lava” and egg yolk filling oozing out. A sweet end to the meal and oh so very tasty.
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and look forward to returning.
Happy Belly Chinese Restaurant
85 King St Newtown NSW 2042