Welcome to Melin Restaurant

Authentic Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine in Capalaba. Please call (07) 33901121 to make a reservation or order take-away.

Melin Restaurant

Vietnamese and Chinese

Dine-In & Take-Away
Contact Us
Phone: 07 3390 1121
Mobile: 0401 865 773
Address
93 Old Cleveland Road
Capalaba, QLD, 4157

Open 7 days
Dinner
Every Evening
5 to 9 p.m.

Lunch
Sun, Tue, Wed, Thur & Fri
12 to 3 p.m.

Dearest Customers,

Everyday for over a decade, we have been wholeheartedly committed to serving nutritious and delicious food to the locals of Redland City and abroad. Your health and happiness is most important to us. Every dish is freshly cooked with top quality produce. We source ingredients from local Australian farmers and suppliers. The dietary requirements of our customers, from vegans to body builders, are catered for upon request. Please notify us if you have any allergies to eggs, dairy or gluten etc. With advance notice, you may request specialised dishes. At Melin Restaurant, we are proud to provide excellent quality, service and value. We are sincerely appreciative of your loyal support and wonderful friendship!

Love from Kim, Monica & family

Award-Winning Host

Monica Tran

The Melin Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese and Chinese Cuisine. This iconic restaurant situated in the heart of Capalaba is much loved by locals and visitors alike!

In the 2006 and 2016 Redland Business and Retail Awards, Monica Tran won acclaim for Best Customer Service. Melin Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant was awarded the title of Best Restaurant in Redland City in 2006.

Melin Restaurant invites appreciators of asian cuisine to make a reservation or order fresh dishes to take-away for lunch or dinner!

Award-Winning Chef

Kim Xi Tran

Restaurant Owner and Executive Chef, Kim Xi Tran, has attained 32 years experience and eminence in the global hospitality industry. Born and bred in Vietnam, Kim Xi Tran, is a master of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine.

The Chef evinces an inherent perspicacity of authentic asian flavours. He insists on preparing only the freshest quality produce for customers.

The Executive Chef invests his heart and soul into personally cooking all Vietnamese and Chinese dishes made-to-order. Kim Xi Tran exhibits profound passion and pride in cooking healthy, delicious food!

Vietnamese Entrees

  • Pork Dumplings
    steamed or deep fried (4)
  • San Choi Bow
    Stir-fried pork and vegetables served in lettuce boats (4)
  • Thai Fish Cake
    spicy with sweet chilly sauce (3)

Traditional Vietnamese Noodle Soups

At Melin, our soups are top quality, naturally brewed broth that have been slow cooked for hours.

  • Freshly Sliced Beef with Ho-Fun Soup
    Thick rice noodles (Pho Tai) (non-spicy)
  • Freshly Sliced Beef with Vermicelli Soup
    Thin rice noodles (Bun Bo Hue) (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Tom Yum Chicken Egg Noodle Soup
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Tom Yum Combination Egg Noodle Soup
    Meat, Seafood and Vegetables (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Tom Yum Seafood or Prawns Egg Noodle Soup
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Laksa Chicken Noodle Soup
    Hokkien & vermicelli noodles, tofu, coconut milk (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Laksa Seafood Noodle Soup
    Hokkien & vermicelli noodles, tofu, coconut milk (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

Authentic Rice Vermicelli Salads

with special Vietnamese dressing and crushed peanuts.

  • Spring Rolls with Vermicelli Salad
    (Bun Cha Gio)
  • Grilled Beef Vermicelli Salad
    (Bun Bo Sao)
  • Chicken or Pork Vermicelli Salad
    (Bun Bo Sao)
  • Sugar Cane Prawn Vermicelli Salad
    (Bun Chao Tom)

DIY Rice Paper Wraps

with special Vietnamese dressing and crushed peanuts.

  • Skewered Beef Rice Paper Wraps
    vermicelli noodles and fresh salad
  • Sugar Cane Prawn Rice Paper Wraps
    vermicelli noodles and fresh salad

In-House Special Vietnamese Dishes

Fresh & Tasty

  • Grilled Chicken or Pork Chop
    with lettuce, sliced tomatoes, sliced cucumber and crushed peanuts
  • Beef with Hoi-Sin & Ginger Sauce
    with lettuce, onion, mint & crushed peanuts

Lemon Grass & Chilli

served with vegetables (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

  • Chicken with Lemon Grass and Chilli
  • Squid with Lemon Grass and Chilli
  • King Prawns with Lemon Grass and Chilli

Stir-fried Healthy Asian Greens

Kailan or Bok-Choy

  • Chicken with Asian Greens
    with oyster or garlic sauce
  • Combination Meat and Seafood with Asian Greens
    with oyster or garlic sauce

Hot Pots & Steam Boats

Quality Australian Seafood

  • Melin’s Special King Prawn Hot Pot
    with hoi-sin, tomato based sauce (non-spicy)
  • Tom Yum Seafood Hot Pot
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Chicken, Chinese Mushroom & Tofu Hot Pot
    with hoi-sin, tomato based sauce (optional: spicy)
  • Seafood and Vegetable Steam Boat
    with top-quality home-brewed soup (non-spicy)
  • Tom Yum Seafood and Vegetable Steam Boat
    with top-quality home-brewed soup (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

Chinese Entrees

  • Deep Fried Quails
    with salt & pepper (2 Quail, 4 pieces)
  • Spring Rolls
    with sweet & sour sauce (4)
  • Steamed Dim Sims
    pork & vegetable dim sims with soy sauce (4)
  • Curry Puffs
    with sweet & sour sauce (4)
  • Sesame Prawn Toast
    with sweet & sour sauce (4)
  • Deep Fried Dim Sims
    with sweet & sour sauce (4)
  • Mixed Entree
    2 Spring Rolls, 2 Curry Puffs, 2 Steamed Dim Sims
  • Deep Fried Wontons
    with sweet & sour sauce (10)
  • Prawn Crackers
    a plate

Chinese Soup

Top-quality, home-brewed soup that has been slow-cooked for hours to maximise nutrition and flavour.

  • Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup
  • Crab Meat & Sweet Corn Soup
  • Wonton Soup
    pork wontons (short soup)
  • Noodle Soup
    egg-noodles (Long Soup)
  • Tom Yum Chicken Soup
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Tom Yum King Prawns Soup
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Chicken Egg-Noodle Soup
  • Combination Wonton or Egg-Noodle Soup
    seafood, meat and vegetables with pork wontons or egg-noodles

King Prawns

Quality Australian King Prawns

  • Honey King Prawns
    crispy king prawns coated in Australian honey
  • Sweet & Sour King Prawns
    crispy king prawns with sweet & sour sauce
  • King Prawns with Salt & Pepper
    crispy king prawns with salt & pepper
  • King Prawns with Curry Sauce
    fresh king prawns with curry sauce (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • King Prawns with Sweet Chilli Sauce
    fresh king prawns stir-fried with sweet chilli sauce
  • King Prawns with Ginger & Shallots
    fresh king prawns stir-fried with ginger & shallots
  • King Prawns with Szechaun Sauce
    fresh king prawns stir-fried with bean sprouts and Szechaun sauce (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

Squid & Fish

At Melin, we use top-quality Snapper or Coral Trout in our seafood dishes.

  • Deep-Fried Squid with Salt & Pepper
  • Fish Fillet with Salt & Pepper
    crispy fish fillets with salt & pepper
  • Fish Fillet with Sweet & Sour Sauce
    crispy fish with sweet & sour sauce
  • Fish Fillet with Ginger & Shallots
    Fresh fish fillets stir-fried with ginger & shallots
  • Fish Fillet with Szechaun Sauce
    Fresh fish fillets stir-fried with bean sprouts in Szechaun sauce (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Seafood with Ginger & Shallots
    King prawns, scallops, fish and squid stir-fried with ginger & shallots

Duck

At Melin, we are proud to serve top-quality Australian produce.

  • Crispy Skin Duck with Lemon Sauce
  • Crispy Skin Duck with Plum Sauce
  • Crispy Skin Duck with Sweet Chilli Sauce
  • Peking Duck
    Whole Duck served in Two Courses (share with up to 10 people)

    First: Crispy duck skin & steamed pancake served with peanut hoisin sauce.
    Second: Stir-fried duck meat with vegetables served in lettuce boats.

  • Steamed Duck with Chinese Mushrooms & Vegetables
  • Steamed Duck with Crab Meat Sauce and Vegetables
  • Traditional Chinese Roast Duck
    Crispy tender duck served on the bone

Omelette

with onion, shallots and gravy

  • Plain Omelette
  • Vegetable Omelette
  • Chicken Omelette
  • Ham Omelette
  • BBQ Pork Omelette
  • Combination Omelette
    Seafood and Meat
  • King Prawns Omelette
  • Seafood Omelette

Signature Sizzling Dishes

with vegetables

  • Sizzling Beef with Black Pepper Sauce
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Sizzling Mongolian Chicken or Beef
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Sizzling Szechuan Chicken or Beef
    (spicy: medium or hot)
  • Sizzling Mongolian Lamb
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Sizzling Szechuan Lamb
    (spicy: medium or hot)
  • Sizzling Chicken with Garlic Cream Sauce
  • Sizzling King Prawns with Garlic Sauce
  • Sizzling King Prawns & Scallops in Garlic Cream Sauce
    with Broccoli, Cauliflower and Long Beans (Much Loved Favourite)

Signature Satay on a flaming plate

with vegetables (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

  • Satay Chicken
  • Satay Beef
  • Satay Lamb
  • Satay Combination
    Meat, Seafood and Vegetables
  • Satay King Prawns
  • Satay Seafood
    King Prawns, Fish, Squid, Scallop

Beef

Quality Australian Beef

  • Sliced Beef with Mixed Vegetables
    stir-fried in garlic or oyster sauce
  • Sliced Beef with Black Bean Sauce
    with vegetables
  • Sliced Beef with Curry Sauce
    with vegetables (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Sliced Beef with Chilli Sauce
    with vegetables (sweet chilli or spicy chilli)
  • Sliced Beef with Chinese Mushrooms
    with vegetables
  • Sliced Beef with Cashews
    with vegetables
  • Rusty Nails
    Crispy shredded beef coated in honey & chilli

Chicken

Quality Australian Free-Range Chicken

  • Honey Chicken
    Crispy chicken coated in Australian honey
  • Lemon Chicken
    Crispy chicken with lemon sauce
  • Sweet & Sour Chicken
    Crispy chicken with sweet & sour sauce
  • Chicken with Mixed Vegetables
    Stir-fried in garlic or oyster sauce
  • Chicken with Curry Sauce
    with vegetables
  • Chicken with Chilli Sauce
    sweet chilli or spicy chilli
  • Crispy Skin Chicken with Lemon or Plum or Sweet Chilli Sauce
    half a whole chicken
  • Thai Massaman Curry Chicken
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

Pork

Quality Australian Pork

  • Sweet & Sour Pork
    Crispy pork with vegetables in sweet & sour sauce
  • Pork Fillet with Oyster Sauce
    with vegetables
  • BBQ Pork with Plum Sauce
  • BBQ Pork with Szechaun Sauce
    with fresh bean sprouts (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • BBQ Pork with Chinese Mushrooms
  • Pork Spare Ribs with Plum or Peking Sauce
    some pieces served on the bone
  • Salt & Pepper Pork Spare Ribs
    some pieces served on the bone
  • Signature Pork Belly
    with bok-choy in spicy Shanghai sauce (spicy: mild, medium or hot)

Noodle Dishes

Chow Mein are Crispy Noodles
($2 extra for Thin Crispy Egg-Noodles or Ho-Fun Noodles or Hokkien Noodles)

  • King Prawn & Chicken Pad Thai
    Stir-fried rice noodles with crushed peanuts (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Singapore Noodles
    Thin rice vermicelli noodles served with BBQ pork, prawns, bean sprouts, peanuts and a fried egg (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Vietnamese Noodles with Chicken or Beef or Pork
    Stir-fried egg-noodles
  • Vietnamese Combination Noodles
    Seafood, meat and vegetables with stir-fried egg-noodles
  • Chow Mein with Chicken or Beef or BBQ Pork
    Crispy egg-noodles with vegetables
  • Combination Chow Mein
    Crispy egg-noodles with seafood, meat and vegetables
  • King Prawns Chow Mein
    Crispy egg-noodles with king prawns and vegetables
  • Seafood Chow Mein
    Crispy egg-noodles with king prawns, fish, squid and scallop and vegetables

Vegetarian Entrees

  • Vegetarian Spring Rolls
    with tofu (4)
  • Vegetarian Sweet Corn Soup
  • Vegetarian Transparent Rolls
    Vermicelli noodles, salad and tofu (4) served with peanut hoi-sin sauce
  • Crispy Tofu Vermicelli Salad
    with crushed peanuts and fish sauce dressing

Vegetarian Mains

please inform special dietary requirements

  • Mixed Vegetables with Garlic Sauce
  • Mixed Vegetables with Satay Sauce
    (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Deep Fried Tofu with Salt & Pepper
  • Tofu & Vegetables Hot Pot
    with tomato hoi-sin based sauce (non-spicy)
  • Tom Yum Tofu & Vegetables Steam Boat
    top-quality, home-brewed soup (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Chinese Vegetables with Garlic Sauce
    Kailan or Bok-Choy
  • Chinese Vegetables and Mushrooms and Tofu
    Kailan or Bok-Choy with garlic or oyster sauce
  • Vietnamese Noodles with Tofu and Vegetables
    Stir-fried egg-noodles
  • Vegetarian Singapore Noodles with Tofu
    Vermicelli noodles, vegetables, tofu, fried egg and peanuts (spicy: mild, medium or hot)
  • Vegetarian Chow Mein
    Crispy noodles with vegetables

Rice

Premium Jasmine Rice

  • Steamed Jasmine Rice
  • Coconut Jasmine Rice
  • Large Vegetarian Fried Rice
    broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, long beans, peas, egg
  • Normal Fried Rice
    egg, peas, prawns, pork
  • Special Fried Rice with BBQ Pork
    BBQ pork, prawns, pork, egg, peas

Drink Selection

Non-alcoholic Beverages

  • Young Coconut Juice
  • Mountain Fresh Juices
    Tropical, Apple & Guava, Apple & Mango, Orange, Apple
  • Aloe Vera
    with lychee or strawberry flavour
  • Soft Drink
    Can
  • Ice Tea
    Peach, Lemon, Mango, Raspberry, Citrus
  • Bundaberg
    pink grapefruit, blood orange, peach, passionfruit, guava, ginger beer, lemon lime & bitters
  • Freshly Made Lemon, Lime & Bitters
  • Freshly Made Vietnamese Ice Coffee
  • Freshly Made Lemon Ice Tea

Desserts

Dessert Sauce: Chocolate, Caramel or Strawberry

  • Deep-Fried Ice-Cream
    Crispy exterior coating with vanilla ice-cream interior served with dessert sauce
  • Banana Fritter with Ice Cream
    Crispy banana with dessert sauce (optional: coconut & sesame seeds)
  • Pineapple Fritter with Ice Cream
    Crispy banana with dessert sauce (optional: coconut & sesame seeds)
  • Banana Split with Ice Cream & Peanuts
    Fresh Banana
  • Vanilla Ice-Cream with Dessert Sauce
  • Vanilla Ice-Cream with Dessert Sauce & Crushed Peanuts

Chinese Banquet

9 courses (Min. 4 People)

  • Spring Roll
  • Steamed Dim Sim
  • Chicken Sweet Corn Soup
  • Sizzling King Prawns with Garlic Sauce
  • Lemon Chicken
  • Sliced Beef with Mixed Vegetables
  • Sweet & Sour Pork
  • Special Fried Rice
  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Dessert Sauce

Vietnamese Banquet

9 courses (Min. 4 People)

  • Transparent Prawn and Pork Roll
  • Satay Chicken Skewer
  • Wonton Soup
    to share
  • Chicken with Lemon Grass and Chilli
  • Grilled Pork Chop with Crushed Peanuts
  • Melin King Prawn Hot Pot
  • Beef with Special Ginger Sauce & Peanuts
  • Special Fried Rice
  • Vanilla Ice Cream with Dessert Sauce

Reservations

Select a table & book now

Reserve your table online or by phone: (07) 3390 1121.

Enjoy dining at Melin Restaurant where you will indulge in delicious Vietnamese & Chinese cuisine, and be served with a friendly smile.

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Order Takeaway Chinese & Vietnamese

Please place your takeaway order by calling (07) 3390 1121 or 0401 865 773.

Catering is also available as per your request. Order platters for both small and large functions.

Opening hours:

Open 7 nights for dinner, 5pm – 9pm

Open 5 days for lunch, 12pm – 3pm

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