House Of Tien is located on Glengowrie Road, close to the Morphettville Racecourse. Their offerings are extensive and typical of your traditional Chinese Cantonese fare. Their dishes are broken down into the various proteins, and broken down even further at the seafood level.
For a Chinese restaurant, House Of Tien appears to be purpose built. The octagonal window frames, the Chinese pictures hanging off the walls, and the purple colour scheme make this very typical of a Chinese restaurant. There is plenty of seating in a wide open dining space, and there is plenty of natural light flowing through it’s frontages.
For lunch, I had the Crispy Chicken which comes as half a chicken chopped up into small pieces. The dish came out after a 15 minute wait and was average in presentation. The chicken was tender and succulent, and the skin was nice and crisp. The only problem with a dish like this are the small bone fragments that are mixed in. Other than that, it was a good dish.
My friend had the Singapore Noodles and was impressed by the serving size. The noodles were well cooked and full of flavour.
The staff were friendly and the service was fast and efficient. The atmosphere was relaxed and the pricing was average if you come here for dinner. For lunch, it’s a bit expensive as there are no lunchtime deals. The cost of the Crispy Chicken and a bowl of steamed rice was $18.50, while the Singapore Noodles were cheaper coming in at $13.50.
A better than average local Chinese restaurant.
WHERE: 160 Morphett Rd, Glengowrie