Happy Boy

Top choice Chinese

in Fortitude Valley

Fun, loud and always pumping, this ever-hip place draws all types with its toothsome Chinese, good enough to make your uncle weep. Dive into smashing dishes like twice-cooked dry and sticky beef rib in sweet sauce, Chongqing chilli chicken, and smoky, burnt broccolini with black-bean butter.

Weekday lunch includes some good-value specials, with most dishes around $14. Next door is Happy Boy's moody, on-point wine bar, Snack Man.