Mandurah named Australia's 'Chinese food capital'

Mandurah's love for Chinese food has been confirmed. Photo: File image.
Mandurah's love for Chinese food has been confirmed. Photo: File image.

Mandurah has attained the ever-prestigious title of Australia's "Chinese food capital", according to food trends website chefspencil.com

The city's love for a good hearty black bean beef, sweet and sour chicken or even just a couple of crunchy prawn crackers cannot be denied. In fact, it has been recognised on a national scale.

With the help of data from Google Trends the website compiled a report listing the country's favourite ethnic cuisines, and where exactly in Australia we enjoy those delectable dishes the most.

Google provides data on a whole range of topics, including national cuisines, and allocates a score that indicates the level of interest in the topic.

For example, Japanese cuisine will comprise hundreds or thousands of searches related to the topic such as Japanese restaurants, Japanese rice, sushi, sushi recipes, Japanese food, and even names of well-known Japanese restaurants.

Google then counts how often those searches are used in regional areas, towns and cities relative to all local searches and allocates a popularity score.

Mandurah tops the charts when it comes to lovers of Chinese food. Photo: Chef's Pencil.

Mandurah tops the charts when it comes to lovers of Chinese food. Photo: Chef's Pencil.

That data showed Chinese food is most popular in Mandurah, where it garnered a popularity score of 100 (the highest possible), to edge out the Central Coast which came in at 90.

"And the capital of Chinese food in Australia? Mandurah, which scored 100 in popularity with Central Coast second with 90," the Chef's Pencil report read.

On a state basis, Western Australia topped the charts as the biggest lovers of Chinese food across the country, with New South Wales finishing a close second.

The cuisine itself came is second as Australia's favourite ethnic eat, with Thai food topping the charts.

So whether you're out for a good szechuan beef or a sweet and sour pork, it appears the city of Mandurah has you covered.