Truffle dumplings anyone? New Shanghai celebrates fungi with winter menu

July 27, 2020

As truffle season is here, it’s no surprise that our favourite restaurants have begun showcasing the winter fungus on their menus. As New Shanghai returns with their new winter truffle menu, the AU Review caught up with New Shanghai’s Head Chef Sam Wu, who spoke about all things truffle and the inspiration behind the new […]

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Din Tai Fung has put together special kits so you can DIY dumplings at home

June 12, 2020

Din Tai Fung restaurants across Australia have launched a “DIY Disco Dumpling Kit” for dumpling enthusiasts. In response to the rising popularity of at-home dinner parties, the limited-edition kits have been designed to include all the utensils and ingredients one would need to create their very own batch of DTF-quality dumplings. This includes a signature […]

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Come for the dumplings in Jordan: Hong Kong’s diverse and Michelin rewarded area

July 2, 2019

Jordan is a suburb you’ll find in Hong Kong’s Yau Tsim Mong District, and a lot like the rest of the city, it’s densely populated, with tens of thousands living in an area roughly one square kilometer in size. But it also is among the most diverse areas you’ll find in the entire country. With the […]

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Ginkgo Bar & Dining is Darlinghurst’s new late-night dumpling pop up (Sydney)

February 20, 2018

Darlinghurst has got a new late-night dumpling go-to with Ginkgo Bar & Dining, a North East Chinese pop-up restaurant from the same team behind Ultimo’s beloved Harbin style restaurant Chulin. Owner Carly Jin and her husband Tim are aiming to make this a showcase for Harbin style dining, with a menu featuring over 16 varieties […]

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Din Tai Fung are bringing back their Dumpling Roulette for the holiday season

November 30, 2017

Beloved dumpling restaurant Din Tai Fung are bringing back their dumpling roulette sessions for a limited time across their Melbourne and Sydney restaurants. The temporary addition coincides with the launch of new and returning menus specials (did someone say fruit popsicles?) which will be available from 1st December up until 5th January. The popular dumpling […]

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Melbourne’s free dumpling festival returns this weekend

October 17, 2017

Mark Friday 20th October in your calendar dumpling lovers because following last year’s debut the folks at 206 Bourke Street have decided to bring back their epic free-entry dumpling festival, with some of the city’s best on board. Exclusive pop-ups, a tea cocktail bar, a Brooklyn Brewery beer garden and live entertainment will be set […]

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Din Tai Fung announce exclusive 18-course degustations for Melbourne and Sydney

July 27, 2017

Dumpling favourite Din Tai Fung has announced two exclusive one-night-only degustation menus for August, both on the same date with one being in Sydney and the other being in Melbourne. The set menus will feature a whopping 18 courses for guests, including various new dishes never seen on Din Tai Fung menus before, sitting alongside […]

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Lotus Dining open Madame Shanghai, a street food and yum cha restaurant, in Darlinghurst (Sydney)

May 23, 2017

Opened just a few weeks ago in Darlinghurst, Madame Shanghai is an old-school Shanghai street food and yum cha spot by the same team behind Sydney’s beloved Lotus restaurants and Papa Bo Min. Vintage-minded with a love of all things Chinoiserie, the new venue overlooks Hyde Park and brings a bit of Sydney’s leafy icon […]

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Win a $125 food voucher to spend at the Nepalese Dumplings & Music Festival in Melbourne

March 20, 2017

Celebrating Nepal’s traditional Holi festival of colour and love, M Festival comes to the Coburg Velodrome on Sunday 26th March just in time for the end of summer. Prepare for a mouthwatering day featuring dumplings, bands, DJs, Nepalese and eastern stage performances, market stalls, food trucks and amusement rides! The Velodrome will encompass over a […]

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Review: Lotus Barangaroo (Sydney)

October 18, 2016

Lotus is the latest restaurant addition to the flourishing dining destination of the harbourside Wulugul Walk at Barangaroo, a third Sydney restaurant for the brand following their original dumpling bar in Walsh Bay and their massive restaurant at The Galeries. Head chef Chris Yan (Lotus Galeries, ex-Billy Kwong and China Doll) takes on native Australian ingredients […]

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Tim Ho Wan, Dragon Boat and more for free pop up dumpling festival (Melbourne)

October 6, 2016

Food festivals and collaborations are all the rage right now, so it was about time for a Dumpling Festival. Some of Melbourne’s best dumpling restaurants will be coming together for a five-hour dumpling face-off later this month, a free event that will bring the best out of participating restaurants Tim Ho Wan, China Red, China […]

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First Impressions: Kansas City Shuffle’s ‘Happiness Hours’ Dumpling and Beer Pop-Up – The Rocks (Sydney)

April 7, 2016

“Simplicity is the key to brilliance” Bruce Lee once said and it seems Kansas City Shuffle in Sydney’s Rocks has taken this ethos to heart. The city cafe crew has opened up a dumpling and beer pop-up bar inspired by the martial arts legend and good times with an idea so simple it seems incredible […]

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Taste of Shanghai – World Square (Sydney)

December 28, 2015

The various branches of Taste of Shanghai around Sydney are consistently sticking to the standard of inexpensive, good quality Shanghai cuisine, but also bringing in influences from various other Chinese cuisines to offer a comprehensive, share-focused dining experience. Their newest outlet is on the ground floor of World Square, adding greatly to the improved dining […]

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Eric Koh’s Dim Sum Pop-Up at Work In Progress – CBD (Sydney)

November 22, 2015

Before he helps man the kitchen at Enmore’s forthcoming Queen Victoria Hotel, Merivale Dumpling Master Eric Koh has a few more weeks left running his dim sum pop-up, @EricKoh, at CBD bar Work in Progress. The pop-up was originally intended to last for six weeks through September, but an unsurprisingly high level of demand has […]

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Eric Koh’s popular Dim Sum pop-up extended to late December (Sydney)

November 7, 2015

Highly regarded dumpling master Eric Koh initially planned to stay a temporary resident at Work in Progress for just six weeks in September, but his @Erickoh residency at Merivale’s small bar has met with such a huge response that demand has forced him to remain in the kitchen until 23rd December. Koh’s dim-sum pop up […]

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New Shanghai – Westfield Sydney

November 6, 2015

New Shanghai’s CBD restaurant on the lower ground of Westfield Sydney has only been open for less than a fortnight, and it’s already pumping out dumplings with a vengeance. On a Thursday evening, we step into the bustling restaurant that’s been decked out with imported Chinese furnishings. Everything from the shutters and lanterns to the […]

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