Lucky Kwong Is Kylie Kwong's New, Walk-In Only Lunch Spot
The Australian-Cantonese eatery focuses on accessibility, so the team won't be taking bookings and takeaway orders are welcome.
May 18, 2021
Lunch breaks in South Eveleigh are going to get a lot more entertaining with Kylie Kwong's latest venture, Lucky Kwong, tipped to open its doors on Tuesday, May 25.
Unlike the now closed, much-loved institution Billy Kwong, Lucky Kwong will be set up canteen-style: visitors will need to order and pay at the counter and takeaway isn't only available — it's welcomed. The Australian-Cantonese eatery focuses on accessibility, so the team won't be taking bookings and the venue is strictly walk-in only.
"For me, Lucky Kwong is all about true nourishment. This eatery is a celebration of everything I love in life with care, community, collaboration and delicious, life-giving food at its heart," Kwong said in a statement. "This is a big shift for me as a restaurateur."
You can expect offerings including steamed savoury pancakes with fried egg, Asian herbs and caramel-tamari, plus some of Kwong's signature dishes like her steamed prawn dumplings with Sichuan chilli dressing . Uncle Jimmy's steamed noodles with brown rice vinegar dressing and caramelised pork belly with Davidson's plum will also feature on the curated menu. Daily rotating specials are set to showcase local producers and culinary collaborations with other chefs, so you'll always have an excuse to drop in during the week.
The Lucky Kwong team will source organic herbs and vegetables from a newly created garden in collaboration with South Eveleigh Aboriginal mentor and proud Cudgenburra and Bundjalung man, Clarence Slockee. Slockee and his crew at Jiwah will also provide the eatery with native edible plants for its menu.
"Beyond being a great gathering place for delicious food, I want Lucky Kwong to nourish and feed people's spirit, to be a force for good. It's a simple and humble offering that is very clear in its intention and motivation to positively contribute to society," Kwong said.
Lucky Kwong will be set in the historic Locomotive Workshop, and joins the likes of Matt Whiley (Scout) and Maurice Terzini's (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Ciccia Bella) groundbreaking new sustainability-focused bar, Re. in the South Eveleigh precinct.
Lucky Kwong will open at 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh on Tuesday, May 25, Monday- Friday 11am–2.30pm. You can check out Lucky Kwong's website here.
Published on May 18, 2021 by Ellen Seah