I have heard so many good things about this cheeseburger dumplings at drumplings so of course I had to go and try it. We visited on a Tuesday at 5pm (yep, we’re like old grannies that loves to eat early) and there’s already quite a few tables that were reserved. Luckily for us, we were there early so we snagged a table. The staff were friendly and welcoming once walking in and boy was it hot in there. It reminded us of being on a tropical island and the interior just makes me feel oh so happy.
Whenever I have Xiao Long Bao cravings I always head to Forest Hill. However, I found out that there’s a new dumpling place in Eastland that also serves XLB AND it’s closer to home. So I convinced (by convinced I kinda made him) Mr D to take me on a dumpling date. It’s located near the cinemas and right opposite to Gami and there were plenty of seats (I guess it’s because we went in midday in the middle of the week). The ordering process is so easy, there’s a clipboard on your table, you fill in what you want and BAM hand it over to the staff and they’ll bring the food out to you. So no required interaction at all.
Mumsy and Daddy Bear wanted to take us out for midnight congee so they took us to their hangout joint Supper Inn. Supper Inn has been around FOREVER and they are known to serve up midnight congee and are open into the wee hours of the morning. When we arrived, the restaurant was 3/4 full and luckily we didn’t need to wait to get a seat. Located in an alley way, it may seem dodgy but it is well known for those who are peckish and do not want maccas or kebabs. We got the menu and of course mumsy and daddy bear got congee.
The congee was well congee. The parents found it to be exactly like how it use to be, average. It was soupy and needed salt and pepper added to it.
Mr D had a lunch wedding and since I was his plus 1, I got to go too (woohoo!). After a day of eating and drinking in the city, we decided that we needed to refuel and dun dun dun….dumplings were on the agenda. The renown dumplings in Melbourne were at HuTong Dumpling Bar and so off we went inside to fulfill our dumplings desire.
One of my work mate has never tried korean BBQ and we decided to all take him (road trip…not really!). Miss Mousey chose the place and it was all the way in Carnegie – Korean BBQ. She made a booking and in we went.
After an adventure at Lollipop’s for Mr D’s birthday bash, we were all in need of some lunchies! We were led to Baowie (such a cutie patootie name) and I was super excited because I LOVE xiao long bao!
Miss Tay Tay was having her 1989 tour tonight and Miss Asian Fusion and I decided to have a quick meal before we ‘shake it off ooooh’. Miss Asian Fusion took me to her little fav spot for dumplings – Shanghai Street Dumplings.
My workie lunch group wanted to do an xmas dinner together and I was yet again in charge of suggesting a place and making sure everyone turns up. I suggested dumplings and EVERYONE was all for it. I made a reservation at I love dumplings in Flemington and our night started off from there (tip: make a reservation because it gets SUPER DUPER BUSY!)
I came across Juicy Bao in Chinatown when my friend couldn’t find one of the ramen places we were meant to go to. Firstly, we asked if they take card since we both had no cash on us. Luckily they did and the minimum was $30 so in we went.