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Little Nyonya Australia 小娘惹 (Docklands)

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Location: 818 Bourke St, Docklands 3008
Telephone: (03) 9640 0237
Trading Hours:
Monday ~ Saturday | 1100 – 2100

‘Nyonya’ was explained to me meaning ‘female descendent’ – an ethic Chinese woman who intermarried a local Native Indonesian or Malaysian man. The restaurant is located close to the water front of Docklands, on the quiet side; therefore parking was fairly easy to find on that particular evening (week night).

We found Little Nyonya!

I like how the restaurant is brightly lit up

The restaurant is newly refurbished like an oriental palace with a high ceiling; the interior is based on cream and gold colours delivering a royal vibe to the diners.

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The kitchen door – like some rich family’s front door

Wall Decor

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Moving onto the meal:

There were some very impressive dishes however we weren’t happy with the Fish cake and lady finger dish because the chef screwed up. Funnily enough it raised a debate between my fellow diners and I trying to figure out what ‘lady fingers’ meant; most of us agreed to the explanation of ‘okra’ but there weren’t any in the dish. We had to ask the floor staff for an explanation; he had to take the dish back into the kitchen to confirm that there were suppose to be okra. He came back out and told us that the chef ran out of okra when he prepared the dish… Would probably appreciate a friendly warning if he was to use bitter melon as a replacement! It obviously failed our expectations, so the attendant offered us a ‘enjoy one main for free’ voucher on our next visit.

4 mains shared between five.

Roti Canai $4.00 | Photo by

Curry Chicken – Chicken fillets cooked in fragrance spices, lemongrass, and coconut milk $18.80

Pineapple Prawn – Stir fried with spicy pineapple sauce $21.80

Fish Cake with the missing Lady Finger – $20.00+ (?)

Cham – Coffee and Tea Mix | Photo by

Coconut Rice $3.00

Number of Diners: 5
Average Per Person: $15.00 – $20.00

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I am a friend, a daughter, a grand daughter, a cousin and an alumni. I am an ultimate sweet tooth, luckily my dental friend promised to look after my teeth for life. Self-claimed best bathroom singer, would like to make a living with singing and craft work. Fan of cupcakes on a wooden plate enjoyed after a homemade tteokbokki dish. Cameras I use: Canon IXUS 90 IS, Samsung inbuilt camera, Nikon D7000 and dad's Canon 7D (if I am lucky). Follow me on twitter NurikkoVisits & Instagram @nurikkochan

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