When you say the words chicken rice in Perth, it’s pretty synonymous with one place and one place only… Tak Chee House. From the outside it doesn’t immediately catch your eye like some Chinese restaurants in Northbridge with their glistening goods in the window, but it’s reputation alone will lure you in like a moth to a flame.
I knew immediately when thinking of restaurants I’d like to include in my spotlight on where to eat for Chinese New Year that Tak Chee had to be included in the shortlist. It might be humble in its setting, but the food is guaranteed to please. And what’s good here is you can choose a heap of items to share, or you can all go in for some solo chicken rice action (or other dishes which are also tasty!).
While some CNY celebrations are laden with dragon dances and red packets, mine are all about the food – and company. Dishes full of history and tradition and culture, all coming together in every bite. In their own way, connecting with food like this is my way of connecting with my heritage.
Finding your way to Tak Chee House is easy. It’s on William Street, so you can get there by public transport or by your own means, and it’s close to lots of bars and dessert spots if you want to kick on after. It’s a cash only venue, but it’s never going to break the bank. You can easily get a meal and drink for under $15.00 – which is another reason it’s a favourite of mine.
In collaboration with City of Vincent and with the incredible photographer Monica Defendi, check out my recent visit to Tak Chee below. It was full of hot cups of tea, chicken rice and a tasty laksa that left my mouth salivating with joy after.
And stay tuned for my next Chinese New Year spotlight post!
Disclaimer: this is a paid article sponsored by the City of Vincent to promote Chinese New Year for 2018.