Dumpling Degustation

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Photograph: Kristoffer Paulsen

Feast on dumplings in South Yarra

We know Melbourne is sick for a dumpling, which is why the Oriental Teahouse's first Dumpling Degustation went bananas. Happily for anyone who missed out last time, the dumpling house is doing it all again at its Chapel Street location. This is not a drill – it's a six-course dumpling degustation. 

The degustation will include traditional flavours like chilli prawn coriander shu mai and chilli and kaffir lime wagyu beef dumpling served with in-house chilli sauce, along with more modern and adventurous varities, like tea- smoked duck breast and Long jing tea soup and flame thrower pulled pork dumplings. For the sweet tooths, there will be a dessert dumpling of lychee and red bean dumpling with coconut shavings & palm sugar sauce.

The degustation is $55, or $85 with matched wines and umeshu. 

After dinner, head upstairs to digest over drinks at the 1930’s Shanghai-themed bar, Zhou Zhou. But first, book those tickets. You don't want to be the kid holding the empty steamer basket.