2015 Restaurant & Catering Savour Award Winner – Consumer Vote Sydney Region

People always ask us why the name Bistro Hulu? First please read our dearest food critics and bloggers’ great feedback:

TimeOut Sydney: “It’s definitely a menu with flair.”

Gourmet Traveler: “It’s the relatively unusual stuff on the menu that catches the eye, though: prawns with pineapple mayo (creamy!), pork ribs with grapefruit and honey (marmaladey!) and, most intriguing of all, vegetables cooked in sauvignon blanc (bok choy, cauliflower and such with fried tofu; actually pretty good).”

Not Quite Nigella: “I’m coming down with something,” Mr NQN said to me one night miserably and dramatically. My cure for everything is usually to do with food so I told him that I had just the cure for his winter cold – a massive steaming hot pot Taiwanese style.”

Drool Worthy World: “Bistro Hulu is a must try restaurant in the city. It’s does a modern spin on traditional Chinese dishes and the flavour combinations work really well. A highly is definitely the Chilli Crab. Just the thought of it sends LeeLoo drooling for more. Definitely worth a try and for any food bloogers out there…”

2 Hungry Guys:“Bistro Hulu, an innovative Asian eatery, brings traditional Asian cookery art to the fast paced modern world.”

Waiwai Magazine: “位于闹市的葫芦小馆开创“时令菜”的理念,在各时节推出应季新派美食。餐厅汇集了精通各种菜系的师傅,集思广益,并在口味上进行新的搭配与组合,让你在家常食材中品尝出烹饪者的独具匠心。精致的环境、友好的氛围,都让用餐这件事变得无比享受。”

The Food Zoo: “…we understand that Bistro Hulu is genuinely passionate about bringing the best of traditional Chinese cooking and delivering it to Sydney foodies with a modern and innovative twist.”

The name Hulu comes from the Chinese words, húlú (葫芦/葫蘆) also known as “calabash; bottle gourd”.

The primary meaning is that it is used in an ancient Chinese proverb that describes the Hulu as the holder of precious things.

It literally translates to “gourd,” and in ancient times, the vegetable Hulu was hollowed out and used to hold precious things. Hulu is one of the most ancient vegetable type in history of mankind and it is known to repel evil spirits too.

At Bistro Hulu; we redefine ancient Asian cookery (similar to the history of the Hulu) and utilise precious seasonal ingredients (similar to precious things stored in a Hulu).

Bistro Hulu is more than an innovative Asian eatery, it represents the ancient mankind and bringing the traditional Asian cookery art to the fast paced modern world. It is Chinese cuisine redefined.

We are passionate at providing you with life’s neccessity; the privlege to eat.