Hulu is a Modern Chinese restaurant located in King street Wharf that serves Chinese food with influences from French and Japanese cuisine. Newly opened and renovated, it has a great water views and we came here for dinner one night, keen to try it out
To start off, we ordered some cocktails, the singapore sling, mojito, matador doris and berry bash cocktails. They were all well made and fresh and fruity, the perfect accompaniements to our dishes.
For our entrees, we ordered a range to Share. The first was hulus mixed appetisers of 4 kinds (spinach, prawn and melon, pickled vegetables, smoked chicken). I loved the concept of this dish, it was fun unstacking the dishes, the cream spinach sauce was amazing, the prawn and melon was refreshing and sweet and the chicken had the perfect sweet and spicy sauce
Next we tried a range of their dumplings. The first was their nemo dumplings with prawn and fish. These were the cutest and I enjoyed the fillings the prawn was nice and tender.
The next were hulu’s signature crispy cheese and pork dumplings and mushroom and truffle dumplings. Both were delicious, the cheese was nice and not too strong and the truffle flavour was amazing and perfect for a winter entree
After this we moved onto the mains. First we tried the Hulu signature crab with cream sauce. This has to be most amazing sauce I have ever tried, it was so light and creamy and went perfectly with the provided bread rolls designed to soak every drop. The crab was also cooked well and well worth the effort it took to eat it.
Next we tried the Duck smoked in jasmine tea. I loved this dish, the duck retained its smokey flavours and was the perfect amount of salty, it would have gone even better with a plum sauce.
Next we tried the home made tofu and mushrooms fried in egg white sauce with bok choy. This was a great vegetarian dish, the mushrooms added a nice flavour and the tofu was fried well, with a crispy outside and tender inside.
After this we tried the signature sweet and sour pork on ice. This was the most unique dish I have ever tried, the ice makes the sweet and sour pork more crispy. I also enjoyed the hot and cold contrast, the inside of the pork was still warm while outside it was cold.
We also tried the King Prawn with dry spices and garlic. This was cooked well and the toppings made for a delicious dish, while the prawns were nice and tender.
We then tried another prawn dish, cooked with champagne and fruit dressing. I loved this sweet, sticky sauce, it went really well with the prawns, which were this time already peeled.
After this we tried another veggie dish, the long beans with pork mince and oyster sauce. This is a classic chinese done well, the mince added a nice flavour to the tender long beans.
For dessert we tried their signature deep fried ice cream with chocolate sauce. This came in a white chocolate dome, when the chocolate sauce is poured on the dome, it melts into the ice cream. The ice cream is fried perfectly, the outside is warm and crispy while the inside is still kept cool.
We also tried the Osmanthus cake, which was light and refreshing, a herbal jelly traditional chinese dessert done well.
Overall, Hulu is a must try chinese restaurant in King Street Wharf, they do a nice twist on traditional Chinese cuisine and have many unique signature dishes, would recommend for lovers of Chinese food!
Loveatfirstbite_aus dined as guests of Red Productions and Hulu. All opinions are my own.