Finding myself in Canberra’s far north for work last week, I consulted the Canberra Food Bloggers for any nearby ‘do not miss’ spots for lunch.
Unanimously they agreed that I must not miss this opportunity to experience Charnie’s Noodles and Dumplings, a favourite!
And indeed Charnie’s is a specialist in that heritage classic Aussie Chinese takeaway style.
Large serves of deliciousness are very affordable, rice is cheap at $2 per person and you can take along your bottle of wine at no charge if you want to eat in.
All this service comes with the friendliness and welcome of Sophia and her team who love to see their customers happy.
A steady stream of regulars is a testimony to its popularity with locals.
A very kind man allowed my to photograph one of this favourites chicken fritters with plum sauce $13.80
Sophia apologised for the extra $2 price rise on lamb dishes, but boy was it worth it. The Lamb Satay $17.80 was exceptional, tender slices of flavoursome lamb.
The chicken with ginger and shallots was also very good $14.80, but it was very hard to beat that lamb.
The pork and coriander dumplings $13.80 was soft and tasty, but knowing now that the steamed version comes in a broth I’d like to go back and try the fried….much easier for sharing.
Being so tasty and large, one serve from Charnie’s will go a long way, making it very affordable.
Open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 noon until late, closed Mondays.
A real local suburban gem continuing a uniquely Aussie classic cuisine and culture that’s well worth enjoying and supporting.