The only pleasant item we ordered was the Pan-Fried Dumplings. We opt for a fried version, but there is also steamed dumplings on the menu. We picked 4 ‘Vegetable with Tofu and Vermicelli’ dumplings and 4 ‘Chicken with Sweet Corn and Vegetable’ dumplings. There is also ‘Pork with Chinese Cabbage’ and ‘Lamb with Ginger Shallot’ options. The dumplings were perfectly firm enough while maintaining its centered filling moist and cooked.
Having a open-air kitchen concept, the chef’s privacy was transparent. Jan and I were surprised to see our duck microwaved and then served right away. The meats were pre-cooked and then warmed up so effortlessly. Bean sprouts were raw and the noodle soup was extremely bland.
Adding fuel to the fire, there was only a single chef and a single waitress maintaining the whole restaurant at peak (dinner) hour. Most of the tables including hours had to wait for about an hour to have food on our table. We were utterly disappointed to have waited extremely long to only receive mediocre standards of food. Dinner at Buntalk was indeed one of our worst dining experiences in Tasmania.
Mon to Sat: 11.30am-9pm