Aussie dining group the Bamboo Restaurant Group has opened its first restaurant in Perth and is in the process of opening a second in Darwin.
The restaurant group, which operates five restaurants across the state, has applied to the Australian Government to allow them to open their first Australian restaurant in the country, and is looking to the next five years.
“We have been talking about the idea of opening an Australian restaurant for a while,” Bamboo Restaurants president Andrew Ritchie said.
“There’s a lot of interest from overseas, but the government is not a fan of the idea yet.”
Mr Ritchie is looking forward to opening a restaurant in Darwin in the next few years, and said there was no question his group was on the cutting-edge of Australian restaurant culture.
“I think Australia is a very vibrant, exciting place, and there’s a big appetite for Australian food,” he said.
The Bamboo Group was founded in 2010 by Mr Ritchie, Andrew Smith, Chris and Emily, with three more members joining in 2014.
“The Basket Company has been in operation for over 20 years, but there’s never been an Australian branch.
That’s what made it special,” Mr Ritch said.
Mr Ritch started the group to make his business more sustainable.
“As we grow, it’s very important to us that we don’t overdo it, that we’re not going to make it too big.
We’re going to do it as small as we can, so we can continue to have a good run,” he explained.”
A lot of our customers come from overseas and we can’t go there and get them for our food and make them happy.”
The Baskets offer a range of Chinese and Asian dishes, from dishes like fried tofu balls and grilled chicken to desserts like ginger tea cake, and some of their customers are looking forward that this will become an annual tradition.
“They’re all just coming to us and asking for the same thing every year,” Mr Smith said.
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