Award-winning flavours hit the spot

Chef Harry He has incorporated inspirations from traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisines in creating the Tempting Tastes menu. (Pictures: Supplied)

Carole Levy

Tempting Tastes Asian Restaurant has just been awarded 2020’s best Chinese restaurant in Geelong by Menulog – as well as a certificate of excellence from Restaurant Guru.

With head chef Harry He’s use of homemade slow-cooked bone stock, handmade dumplings and super-fresh ingredients, it’s not a surprise that the popular restaurant, opened just a year ago, is already receiving industry accolades.

Harry draws his influence – and creates his recipes – from traditional Chinese and Japanese cuisines, with the menu dipping into favourite tastes from his repertoire.

Asked to name his headlining dish, Harry puts his Peking pork loin right up there, but he’s a whiz with other authentic and well-loved dishes as well.

Diners get to choose from 10 different options in the sushi and inari selection, while inside-out rolls and freshly prepared sashimi are also on board.

Bento boxes, the perfect treat to pick up for lunch at work or on weekends, come with a free bowl of miso soup – a soul-soothing drop and a measure of traditional Asian generosity.

There’s no less than seven sizzling-plate dishes to choose from, with seafood well represented (think prawns, squid, salmon), along with chicken, beef and pork dishes. Noodle soups, and vegie and rice dishes can be had as well.

And customers, old and new, should note that yum cha dim sum is landing soon.

The family-friendly restaurant offers meal and snack deals, and is fully licensed and BYO.

As well, the website allows customers to make a dine-in reservation or lodge a takeaway order, and right now provides a code entitling diners to a 15 per cent discount on orders of $30 or more (T&Cs apply).

There’s even a home delivery service – at set hours – to many surrounding suburbs (all details of where and when are on the website).

Tempting Tastes Asian Restaurant, 142A Pakington Street, Geelong West. Opens 10am-9.30pm Sunday-Thursday; 10am-10pm Friday-Saturday. Inquiries: 0424 368 068 or

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