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At the East Ocean Restaurant in bustling Chinatown the open-plan dining room is buzzing with big groups and loaded carts narrowly avoiding head-on prangs in their endeavour to tempt you with their delicious cargo. While we happily allow the chicken feet cart to pass, we hail down prawn and pork dumplings, fried octopus and barbecue pork buns fast. The dumplings are fluffy and fine-skinned, while the octopus ticks the deep fried box big time. For dessert, we can't go past a plate of fluorescent mango pancakes. They may look radioactive, but the faux mango flavouring and delicate texture makes this a Hello Kitty kind of dessert that hits the post-gorge spot.

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Updated on 27 Nov 2014.

Photos by Anna Kucera   |  

East Ocean Restaurant details

421-429 Sussex St, Haymarket 2000

Telephone 02 9212 4198

Price per person including drinks $51 to $100

Open Mon-Fri 10am-noon; Sat, Sun 9am-2am

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