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An elegant experimental restaurant in South East Sydney is hosting complimentary dinners every Wednesday for anyone in Sydney who serves the community. Little Hutong is a Modern Asian Fusion restaurant located just 14km from the CBD, nestled in Little Bay. It wants to give back to the community of hard working people who devote every day to keeping Sydneysiders safe.
“One of the principles of our restaurant has always been to serve good food to our locals and patrons,” says co-founder, Robert Fong. “What we’re doing here (with the Guan Yin Community Dinners) is to extend that philosophy of giving something small back to all those who serve our community, to savour and enjoy our special cuisine here at Little Hutong. The free dinners are a simple, small gesture for these individuals to be appreciated by good food and drink, to relax, socialise and enjoy our refined cuisine.”
Launching under the slogan, “Serving Those Who Serve Us”, those invited to the weekly Guan Yin Community Dinners include (but are not limited to) police, firefighters, state emergency services, nurses, Aboriginal Health College workers, social workers, aged carers, college workers, paramedics, correctional officers, and Sydney life savers.
“We’ve been here over two years now and can’t imagine leaving. The Prince Henry community and Little Bay is a slice of Heaven on Earth, and in addition to expressing our thanks and appreciation to all those brave, hardworking individuals that keep us safe, we’d also like to share with them this close-knit community and awesome location. After 2.5 years, I think it’s time we gave a little back to those that at times have the toughest jobs in the world, by doing what we do best: food,” adds Natasha Rob, Little Hutong’s Restaurant Manager. “And under the superb craftsmanship of Head Chef Ryan (Rivero), they’re in good hands!”
Community workers will be treated to a rotating menu of Modern Asian cuisine, with some of Little Hutong’s signature dishes including: Crispy Pork Belly, Penang Char Koay Teow, Japanese Slow Braised Pork Belly, Stir Fried Cantonese Noodles and Curry Laksa – just to name a few.
The Guan Yin Community Dinners are associated with compassion and generosity (from Guan Yin, the Chinese Goddess of Mercy and Compassion), and will feature an authentic fusion of Penang, Japanese, Chinese and Peranakan meals combined with Western culinary techniques, methods and ingredients to bring exquisite meals to the entire Sydney community.
Little Hutong is known for its avant-garde South East Asian cuisine influenced by global travel and food trends from across the world. Their commitment to culinary innovation has led to Little Hutong’s diverse menu, with new dishes available every three months.
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Guan Yin Community Dinners
The Guan Yin Community Dinners are available every Wednesday between 5:30pm-9:00pm from 25 October 2017. Qualified community workers will receive one complimentary meal and drink. The complimentary dinners are available on a first come first serve basis until stock runs out.
Sample Menu (subject to periodic change):
Thai Green Curry Fish Rice Set
Soy Ginger Chicken Rice Set
Ayam Masak Merah Rice Set
Pork Belly Rice Set
Char Siu Rice Set
Mee Siam / Bihun Goreng
Stir Fried Cantonese Noodles
Thai-Style Fried Rice
Oriental Chicken Stew
Penang Char Koay Teow
Buta No Kakuni Rice Set
Nasi Lemak Rice Set
Won Ton Noodles
Mixed Veggies with Chicken Rice Set
About Little Hutong
Little Hutong is inspired by ‘hutongs’, which were the traditional alleyways formed in ancient Chinese courtyard residences. In these alleys, traditional Chinese recipes, tastes and cooking styles were created and therefore the restaurant symbolises the rich traditional cooking and socialising culture of China.
Founded by two foodies passionate in global travel and its cuisines, they choose unique tastes, flavours and ingredients and fuse them with experimental cooking styles to create a modern approach to South-East Asian inspired meals which truly fulfils the palette and satisfies the soul, and not just looks pretty on a plate with a hefty price tag.
Co-founders Robert Fong and Lukie Ali, Restaurant Manager Natasha Rob and Head Chef Ryan Rivero are local residents of the Little Bay area, and are thrilled to launch the Guan Yin Community Dinners as a social initiative to show appreciation to those that give so much to the community and keeps us safe and secure.
Under the guidance of Head Chef Ryan Rivero, who has more than 20 years’ experience across a vast range of Asian, French, American, Continental and Mediterranean cuisines. Ryan’s varied experience across South East Asian wok cooking, East Asian techniques and Western cuisines makes him a perfect fit for Little Hutong’s aspirational, inventive and innovative Modern Asian cuisine.