On 7th February Poon’s – the renowned Chinese restaurant family – will launch Poon’s Wontoneria at No. 23 Charlotte Street, Carousel’s restaurant incubator space, for a three-month residency.
Amy Poon has created a bespoke menu for Wontoneria at No.23, centred around Poon’s signature handmade wontons in chilli vinegar dressing, with five options to choose from:
- Pork: pork and bamboo shoot
- Chicken: chicken thigh, woodear mushroom, water chestnut, ginger
- Prawn: prawns and bamboo shoot
- Vegetable: jackfruit, tofu, cabbage, carrot, woodear mushroom, water chestnut
These sit alongside a daily lunch special, the wonton noodle bowl, combining a smaller portion of wontons with egg noodles and greens for a restorative midday meal. Open Tuesday to Saturday, 11.30-3pm, all dishes will be available to be enjoyed around the 16-seater counter at No.23 or to take away.
Also available for purchase will be Poon’s Chinese pantry essentials, including fiery Extraordinary Chilli Oil, cult favourite Chilli Vinegar Dressing, WO Sauce – Poons’ take on XO sauce – and fine Premium First Extract Soy Sauce.
The first Wontoneria concept appeared as a pop-up at Stevie Parle’s JOY at Portobello in 2021, followed by Poons’ much-lauded nationwide wonton delivery offering which launched in July 2022. The residency follows Poon’s two-night supper club series at Carousel to mark Chinese New Year in January. No.23, Carousel’s dedicated pop-up space, previously hosted successful residencies by cult US burger brand Lucky Buns and lockdown success story Goila Butter Chicken.