Thursday, March 28, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Melbourne-Style Asian Food Comes To Airlie

The Whitsunday food offering just got even more exciting with the opening of Red Fish Chinese Restaurant in Cannonvale last week.

Husband and wife team, Anna Nguyen and Dinh Le, relocated their young family from Melbourne to the Whitsundays and bring with them over 20 years of experience operating a similar eatery called Quang Vinh Restaurant.

“We’ve always loved coming here on holiday and saw a gap in the market for our food here in the Whitsundays,” said Mr Le.

Anna said they are looking forward to offering authentic Asian Cuisine, serving predominantly Chinese dishes, with a selection of Vietnamese and Malaysian items also included on the menu.

The family are looking forward to showing the community some of their delicious specialities such as the Salt and Pepper Squid, the Roast Duck and Crispy Pork.

Mr Le is also hoping to introduce live seafood to Red Fish in the near future, saying the region’s fresh local seafood is something to celebrate.

In fact, the restaurant is named after his love of fish, especially those red in colour.

On Thursday evening, a team of friendly faces greeted customers at the fully booked opening night which was a great success.

The team are made-up of four previously Melbourne-based families who have re-located to the Whitsundays to work at the restaurant, bringing their unique culture, culinary expertise and friendship to the region.

The restaurant is open 4:30pm – 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday and welcomes both dine-in guests and take-away orders.

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