Chinese retaurant grows with the flow
DRAGON Garden Family Restaurant was established in Gympie by Douglas Lui's parents 30 years ago.
After three decades the Lui family continues to serve traditional Chinese cuisine, but the restaurant has moved with the times to include healthy choices on the menu for customers.
Minor improvements throughout the years have maintained the original ambience but just recently the Lui family splashed out with a major makeover.
"We've been working hard to make this restaurant the very best we can," Mr Lui said.
"We planned on doing renovations a while ago because we believe in giving the best restaurant experience we can and over the years we've been adding small stuff - until now."
Mr Lui said he thought, "Why not go all out and give it 100%?"
So he did and is proud the restaurant looks "new and refreshed".
Refurbishments were done to the amenities, bar and restaurant, as well as an updated restaurant front.
After 30 years of serving Chinese cuisine to Gympie people, honey chicken is still the favourite for women and lamb dishes continue to be the popular choice for men.
Mr Lui said Dragon Garden was the only Chinese restaurant in Gympie that had potato nets on the menu.
And catering for food intolerances is another of the restaurant's specialties.
"We try to reduce the cholesterol to help keep our customers healthy," Mr Lui said.
"There's no fat in our dim sims. We use a machine to tenderise the meat rather than use additives."