What To Expect From Kylie Kwong’s New Venture In South Eveleigh – Lucky Kwong

Eat, Sydney / 19 May 2021

Sydney’s newest precinct just scored an eatery by the much-loved Chinese chef and restaurateur, Kylie Kwong.

The buzzing new South Eveleigh precinct is home to some of Australia’s most renowned restauranteurs, and it seems the list keeps growing. Kylie Kwong, owner and chef of celebrated Billy Kwong restaurant in Surry Hills & Potts Point since 2000, is set to open her cafeteria-style eatery, Lucky Kwong next week. You can expect some of her most famed dishes to grace the tables, all having her signature approach of simple food made by hand, featuring locally sourced ingredients with banging flavour!
Kylie says, “For me, Lucky Kwong is about true nourishment. This eatery is a celebration of everything I love in life with care, community, collaboration, and delicious, life-giving food at its heart.” Keeping true to these words, the menu showcases seasonal ingredients sourced from local growers and makers. Each dish highlights the best produce the community has to offer to make every spoonful a delicious and wholesome experience.

The menu will be smaller with daily specials showcasing producers and fellow chef collaborators. From fluffy prawn dumplings with Sichuan chilli dressing and Uncle Jimmy’s steamed Hokkien noodles to caramelised pork belly with Davidson’s plum and steamed savoury pancakes with toppings like Fish Butchery’s yellowfin tuna, your taste buds will be delighted in true Kylie Kwong fashion.

Lucky Kwong is located in the historic Locomotive Workshop and is inspired by the extraordinary rich terrain of the Redfern-Eveleigh neighbourhood. Sitting in Gadigal country, the area has a long and continuing connection with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community which Kylie wants to recognise and highlight. Kylie has partnered with Clarence Slockee, an Aboriginal mentor and environmental educator who takes care of the grounds at South Eveleigh. Clarence grows native edible plants and organic vegetables that will be showcased on the menu every week.

Kylie will be opened the Lucky Kwong doors on Tuesday, 25th of May. The eatery will be open Monday to Friday for lunch only with a ‘no bookings required’ policy – first in best dressed. Hungry workers simply order and pay at the counter for a cafeteria-style, quick and easy experience.

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Check out other South Eveleigh favourites including Re. Bar and Rara Chan.