Marvelous Modern Chinese: Ruyi Restaurant, Melbourne

Ruyi Pecking Duck Cone

Ruyi Pecking Duck Cone

Ruyi is a modern Chinese restaurant located at Liverpool Laneway in Melbourne’s Chinatown. The name Ruyi is derived from a spiritual object that was a family heirloom looted by the Red Guards during the time of the Cultural Revolution. It is owner Sheng’s aspiration to bring his own form of Ruyi to others through the pure enjoyment of beautiful food. And the exquisitely presented mouthwatering cuisine at Ruyi delivers. Out of respect for traditional Chinese culture, the restaurant is decorated in sumptuous crimson and jade tones. Sheng works with several local artisans and is very adamant about using gorgeous handpicked earthenware versus stoneware to compliment his carefully composed dishes. The Peking Duck Cone was cooked to perfection garnished with a sweet plum sauce. The signature Ruyi Szechwan eggplant fries are prepared in a way that prevents the vegetable from absorbing huge amounts of oil resulting in crunchy succulent fries. And the Salt and pepper soft shell crab in gluten-free batter with citrus sauce was tasty down to the last crumb.

Ruyi Restaurant Earthenware

Ruyi Restaurant Earthenware

Ruyi Restaurant Menu

Ruyi Restaurant Menu

Ruyi Restaurant Tingling Prawn

Ruyi Restaurant Tingling Prawn

Ruyi Restaurant Softshell Crab

Ruyi Restaurant Softshell Crab

Ruyi Restaurant Szechwan Eggplant Fries

Ruyi Restaurant Szechwan Eggplant Fries

Ruyi Restaurant Vodka Cocktail

Ruyi Restaurant Vodka Cocktail

Ruyi Restaurant, Melbourne

Ruyi Restaurant, Melbourne

Ruyi Restaurant Softshell Crab Aftermath

Ruyi Restaurant Softshell Crab Aftermath

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About Jolee Pink

I am a California-based writer, designer, artist, super foodie and avid traveler. I view travel as a superlative learning experience and have visited nearly 50 countries. As the author of Living Coastal: Inspirations for Entertaining, Decorating and Cooking California Style, I brought together artists and chefs to capture the spirit of San Diego influenced by the Pacific Ocean. The Wabisabi Green lifestyle blog focuses on art, design, food and travel. My colorful ceramic sculpture has received national recognition and is on permanent display at Rady Children’s Hospital. I also design and market a boutique eco-friendly textile line featuring bold modern motifs based on nature, world travels and the southern California coastal lifestyle.
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