Lunch Mon-Fri noon-3pm;
Dinner Mon-Wed 6pm-10pm, Thu-Sat 6pm-11pm
Filled with greenery and resplendent in its modern Scandi-Asian design, Ruyi is one of the prettiest restaurants in town. Add a sharp wine list that devotes equal attention to Australia and Europe and you might be surprised by the number of clichés this Chinese restaurant dodges. Crockery, water jugs, tumblers and light shades are all handmade ceramic and carefully sourced organic ingredients are named on the menu. Greenvale pork, for example, appears in a highly commendable crab and pork xiao long bao, wontons in chilli sauce, or as spicy, sticky cumin ribs. Soups include a clean, light duck and tofu number and a classic glutinous hot-and-sour, while the dessert list features crème caramel with mint and coconut ice-cream. Eggplant fries, salt and pepper crab and masterstock-marinated chicken wings are cleverly nuanced fast food, but service is at the other end of the spectrum - ever-attentive and hospitable.
Tasting menus $49, $69
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