If you’ve ever had dumplings (um, who hasn’t?!), you’ll know that just like your favourite chip, once you pop, you can’t stop. Soon you’ve scoffed down your fifteenth dumpling, are questioning all of your life decisions and your self-restraint is long gone.
Well Dumpling Master in Newtown get you, with their simple yet extensive menu that revolves around these little balls of dumpling goodness. You’ll find handmade dumplings done all ways—fried, boiled, or steamed, and filled with pork and chives, chicken and coriander, or eggplant (shout out to all the vegans—this bad boy is for you).
The menu also features the dumpling’s lighter cousin, wontons, filled with pork and spicy Sichuan chilli. You’ll be dipping these bad boys in the roasted chilli oil and black vinegar sauce because we all know that it’s a match made in heaven.
If by some miracle you do possess self-control (kudos to you oh wise one) and manage to only order one serving of dumplings, be sure to pair them with a noodle dish, made with traditional handmade noodles inspired by chef John Sun’s home province of Xinjiang in Northern China.
Noodle dishes are served with either meat or seafood, in a delicious soup broth and since noodles and dumplings are diet staples in Sun’s hometown region, you’ll be making like the Northern Chinese and filling up on this authentic goodness.
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