Drinks and dumplings… a combination that fixes just about everything! We’ve noticed you’re all pretty obsessed with boozy dumpling sessions. We get it, there’s a lot to love about this…
Drinks and dumplings… a combination that fixes just about everything!
We’ve noticed you’re all pretty obsessed with boozy dumpling sessions. We get it, there’s a lot to love about this pairing! So, we thought we’d tell you where to get the best deals on this duo. Call it a boozy dumpling sesh, drinks and dumplings or just ‘drumplings’.
From places known for open-topped siu mai to soupy parcels to crescent-shaped wontons, here are the venues in Melbourne to get your drunk dumpling fix:
Tim Ho Wan
206 Bourke Street, CBD
A Michelin-starred yum cha brand, Tim Ho Wan serves up things like gold-dusted buns, pan-fried turnip cakes and vermicelli rolls with sesame sauce. You’ll start with the pork buns though – that’s a must!
Red Door Yum Cha
1 Mcilwrick Street, Windsor
Enticed by a place that encourages you to bring your own wine, chill out with friends and over order? Check out Red Door Yum Cha, a cosy restaurant that hand-makes all of their yum cha classics.
Empress of China
120 Little Bourke Street, CBD
Empress of China never fails to bring crowd favourites to the table. Whether you fancy your dumplings sticky-fried, steamed or swimming in broth, you’ll find them at this cheerful Chinese venue.
Nong Tang Noodle House
16/200 Bourke Street, CBD
Run by a mother-and-son duo, this Shanghainese restaurant is full of family recipes and methods passed down five generations. Standouts include Pan-Fried Pork Dumplings and the Nong Tang Cold Dumplings (trust us – they’re made with salted peanut butter).Tao Dumplings
37 Toorak Road, South Yarra
Good things come in small packages at Tao Dumplings. South Yarra has a hard-to-miss Chinese restaurant which serves up sumptuous dumplings of lamb, beef, pork, chicken or a divine vegetarian filling. It’s also BYO.
Dim Sum Depot
448 Bridge Road, Richmond
Richmond, like the CBD, is seldom short of dumplings, but this dumpling depot is a must-try! Shao Mai and Scallop Dumplings are our favourite of their parcels of goodness, best enjoyed with a couple of cold beers.
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