Wowing diners since 1998, Fortune Five still draws a loyal crowd for dim sum and classic Cantonese.
Perth’s vibrant, diverse food scene is on full show in Northbridge, and as much as the suburb exists in a state of perpetual change, Fortune Five, open for more than two decades, remains a go-to for lovers of yum cha and Cantonese classics. It may be tucked away, the façade may be unassuming, but on weekends, it’s buzzing. No fuss, no reservations, just show up, grab a number and get in line. When your turn comes, you’ll be led to one of two rooms, an original tastefully decorated with traditional stylings, the overflow space more café in tone.
Wherever you’re sat, it’s the food that takes precedence: succulent barbecue pork buns, delicate har gow, crisp spring rolls.
Wherever you’re sat, it’s the food that takes precedence: succulent barbecue pork buns, delicate har gow, crisp spring rolls. Chicken feet are steamed to submission and flavoured addictively with black bean sauce, while Peking duck – a signature on offer at any time of day – sees crisp skin and meat carved tableside to be served with thin pancakes, hoisin sauce and spring onion: a must-order if there ever was one.
Locally sourced ingredients sum up the kitchen’s commitment to quality, and the delicate dim sum are testament to its mastery. Whether you’re a first-timer or a full-blown regular, one thing’s for certain: Fortune Five always satisfies.