Reviews of Fu Manchu
We first went to Fu Manchu when they were in Victoria Street. This is our first visit since their move to Darlinghurst Rd.
Their food is very good and reasonably priced. It is a little bit dearer than before the move however the new fitout is much more up market.
I grew up in a small country town in SA where the only safe thing to eat at the local Chinese place were the prawn crackers, the greasy duck and sweet and sour pork was a complete turn off and the whole idea of Chinese cuisine sent shivers up my spine!
But moving to Sydney and visiting Fu Manchu not only changed my perception of Chinese cuisine but my desire to actually want to eat it!
The paper lanterns, basic decor and waving gold cats should not deter you from giving this place a go, the food is really fresh and theres such a variety of dishes even the fussiest eaters will find something delicious.
You really cannot go past the pork buns, steamed dumplings and house broth, and for under $30 you can walk out completely satisfied, or get it all boxed up because u ling they bling !
Can't believe no one has reviewed Fu Manchu before. Great Chinese in a funky setting which includes communal tables. BYO (try the Darlo Bar/Royal Soveregin for their cheap and interesting specials). Then do what we do, and always have the same thing (because it is that good) - salt and chill cuttlefish and shredded duck with New Year cake. Damn fine!