Tim Ho Wan
With Asia on its doorstep, it comes as no surprise that Sydney boasts some of the best dumpling dinners going. From budget to high-end here’s the best dim sum to suit every budget.
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
Mr. Wong is one of Sydney’s most popular hangouts when it comes to dumpling dinners. With this mega-restaurant, seating (often to capacity) 240 guests on any given night, it is no surprise that this CBD eatery boasts some of the best dim sum in the district. Hosting an impressive list of awards, such as 2014 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards, Two Hats & Best New Restaurant and 2014 Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide Awards, New Restaurant of the Year, this Chinese restaurant is the ideal place to gather friends and family in celebration…of dumplings, that is.