Spice Temple- great Sydney Asian restaurant

Spice Temple in Bligh St is a great Sydney Asian restaurant and a favourite for business lunches. After a short break I returned to find it is still one of Neil Perry’s great ventures.

This was one of the first Asian restaurants in Sydney to deliver a taste of Asia rather than one specific Asian cuisine – and it works! With dishes from the different regions of China – the exception being Cantonese cuisine, the menu presents a choice of smaller and larger plates with some hotter and more spicy – as indicated in the menu.

Spice Temple - Asian Restaurant - sydney cool
Spice Temple -Asian Restaurant Sydney city - sydney cool

The food highlights – the lamb and fennel fried dumplings were a great taste sensation although the wrappers a little dry. The duck, chestnuts and fungi with fried tofu was a standout – the tofu had a perfect spiciness but still soft and silky. Next the Hakka style braised lamb with snow peas – perfectly tender chunks of lamb with a five spice sauce and red bean curd. We shared a couple of desserts – the mango custard was a great ending to the meal.

The wine list is extensive at 100 wines – we chose Stella Bella Semillion Sauvignon Blanc from Margaret River – well matched to the spiceiness of the food.

A good choice for a weekday lunch – especially the dimly lit subterranean location – a Suzy Wong feel.



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10 Bligh Street, Sydney 2000

9221 4411


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