Brisbane's underground dumpling bar is serving up potstickers, dim sum and barbecued meats.
Already home to Vietnamese food hall Fat Noodle and upmarket steakhouse Black Hide by Gambaro, the Treasury Brisbane expanded its food range to include Cantonese-style cooking when the CBD spot welcomed Mei Wei Dumplings, a hawker-style eatery which set up shop on the basement level back in March.
Head underground every day of the week to eat your way through plenty of Mei Wei's titular dish. This venue marks the chain's second location, with its first restaurant already a favourite at The Star Gold Coast.
Whether you like your dumplings fried or steamed — and whether you're dropping by for lunch, an after-work meal or a weekend bite — you'll find a variety of flavours on offer. Prawn dumplings, vegetable dumplings and three varieties of potstickers (beef, chicken and pork) are all on the menu, as are other dim sum staples such as spring rolls, barbecue pork buns and xiao long bao.
Also on the lineup: char siu pork, crispy pork belly and Cantonese crispy duck, as part of an extended Brisbane-only selection filled with new signature dishes. If you can't choose between barbecued options, there's also a combination platter.
And just like Mei Wei's Gold Coast site, there's a range of wok-cooked options, including kung pao chicken, hofan beef noodles and seafood in garlic sauce. The restaurant also boasts a separate congee menu, with the rice porridge topped with the likes of pork and preserved egg, seafood and Chinese doughnut.
Design-wise, Mei Wei's Brisbane eatery includes elements of Chinese design while also taking into consideration the Treasury's 134-year history. And, in terms of places to sit, you can choose between booths, benches and tables.
If you're already thinking about gathering the gang for dumplings next time you're in the vicinity of the casino, Mei Wei also features a 14-person private dining room. And, patrons can enter via a separate George Street entrance, rather than through the Treasury.