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Grilled apricot salad with jamon and Manchego

Here we've scorched apricots on the grill and served them with torn jamon, shaved Manchego and peppery rocket leaves. Think of it as a twist on the good old melon-prosciutto routine. The mixture would also be great served on charred sourdough.

Chorizo recipes

Where would Spanish cuisine be without the chorizo? This versatile smallgood lends its big flavours to South American stews, soups, and salads, not to mention the ultimate hot dog. Let the sizzling begin.

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Finalists

This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.

Jackalope hotel opens on the Mornington Peninsula

Glamour, sophistication and luxury have arrived on the Peninsula, with a crack-team of staff assembled to make it a success.

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Pea and ham soup

2017 Australian Hotel Awards: The Winners

Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.

Farro recipes

Farro can be used in almost any dish, from a robust salad to accompany hearty beer-glazed beef short ribs to a new take on risotto with mushrooms, leek and parmesan. Here are 14 ways with this versatile grain.

China Lane
Asian
  • 2 Angel Pl,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9231 3939,
    www.chinalane.com.au/
  • Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm

    Dinner Mon-Fri 6pm-11pm, Sat 5.45pm-11pm

China Lane
-33.75792,151.21871

With its high-wire act of empty birdcages, China Lane looks at first like the setting for an arthouse film. Inside, the dreamscape continues: is this 1930s Shanghai peopled with coolly confidentMad Menextras? The suited-up lunchers are here for the smart Asian eats and great-value drinks. Duck pancakes, pork sang choi bau, and salt and pepper prawns may be familiar Cantonese tropes, but the versions here win in the details: delicate steamed pancakes, juicy duck breast, crackly of skin, masterful tapioca-crusted prawns. The more inventive dishes highlight the kitchen's skill in skipping across Asia, flavours blending harmoniously rather than haphazardly. Raw kingfish is zippy with wasabi and shiso; sticky satay pork ribs are soulfully street style; while chocolate ginger mousse with salted peanut ice-cream is decadent fun. Staff are proficient, polished and adept at aligning the stars for laneway lovers.

 


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At a glance

  • Wine:
  • One glass
  • Price:
  • E $12-$32

    M $32-$38

    D $16

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Kristian Vale

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