Pu’er on Danks is an Asian fusion restaurant and tea house. The decor is quaint and oriental inspired with porcelain tables and wooden stools. Service is impeccable; staff are happy to share their favorites and explain the variety of teas and menu items.
What comes to mind when someone says, ‘let’s grab Chinese for dinner’? Basic takeaway, fried food and some fried rice? No, not at Puer.
The menu is modern Asian fusion, which means the flavors connect to traditional Chinese cooking and incorporate modern influences i.e. street food!
The tea steamed dumplings are scrumptious, the scallop dumplings are magnificent. The gyoza were perfectly cooked with a nice crunchy skin.
It is a toss up between the street food and dessert for my favorite component of the meal. Hong Kong mini burgers comprised of a panko crusted piece of pork on a sweet golden bun. Wagu’s taco’s were totally amazing the wagu melted in my mouth and the taco bun was deliciously light and fluffy.
The green beans with pork was divine and a huge portion. Three cup drunken duck was so tender and the meat fell off the bone, the photo does not do the drunken duck justice.
All the meals were delicious and seasoned to perfection. I have to warn you SAVE ROOM FOR DESSERT.
The desserts were divine. I loved the coconut sorbet and black sticky rice with the gorgeous coconut syrup to drizzle on top! The red bean donuts were light and fluffy and totally Moorish!
The teas are perfectly matched to your taste and desire. The tea light candle creates a great ambiance on your table and keeps the tea warm.
Puer is a great local Chinese restaurant that I would go back to as the food was enjoyable. The street food was so easy to share. The food is unique and a touch more expensive than traditional Chinese.
The full menu is available online
20a Danks Street Waterloo
NSW Australia 2017
P: 02 8399 1331
Thank you Pu’er for inviting me to dine at your establishment as a guest, all opinions in this post are my own.