Ride West to the suburb of Burwood for some of the best dumplings in Sydney. The menu which offers over 30 types of dim sum will suit every type of dumpling devotee, with five options alone for veggies. Steamed or pan-fried, these handmade dumplings will definitely not disappoint. For those seeking full satisfaction go for the 20-strong assorted dumpling plate that covers most styles on the menu, perfect for the indecisive folk or group gatherings. BYO.
Sydney Dumpling King. 183E Burwood Road. Burwood. Australia +61 (02) 9701 0055.
Set in the super trendy suburb of Newtown, West of the CBD is Little Momo, a simple and straight-to-the-point sort of eatery that bashes out batches of freshly cooked, hand-made dumplings by the dozen. A favourite to the districts undeniably on-trend residents, this joint also draws patrons across Sydney for its stellar service and marvellous momo (meaning dumpling). Be creative with a fusion of flavours and fillings in this Asian eatery. Don’t forget to try the sweet momo après-dinner; dessert dumplings are on a whole other level. BYO.
Little Momo. 398-402 King Street. Newtown. Sydney. Australia +61 (02) 8542 1626
Although chain restaurants normally conjure notions of fast food and mediocre meals, Din Tai Fung breaks the mould. Originating in Taiwan, Din Tai Fun was founded by Yang Bingy in 1958; today, the steamed dumpling (xiaolongbao) specialists can be found across the globe with branches in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and the US, to name a few.
Din Tai Fung’s flagship restaurants in Hong Kong have received a string of Michelin stars over the years as well as being listed as one of the world’s top ten best restaurants in 1993. With ten restaurants in Sydney, Din Tai Fung is never far; saying that, the premier location in World Square is considered a strong contender in the running for best dumplings in town.
Din Tai Fung. World Square. 11.04/644 George Street. Sydney. Australia +61 (02) 9264 6010