Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Shanghai Dumpling Restaurant

I went here on Valentine's Day after my housemate recommended it. The restaurant is down a small alley on Little Bourke Street and I was so surprised how busy it was considering the restaurant is hidden behind the busy streets of Chinatown.

Upon looking at the menu, I was so surprised how cheap it was, 12 dumplings are around $7.My friend and I went a bit crazy and ordered enough to feed a family. The service was lightening quick, probably waited around 4 minutes before the food was served. 

The dumplings were great, we ordered vegetarian spring rolls, fried pork dumplings, pumpkin cakes and spinach and prawn dumplings, which all came to $20. What a bargain! the food tasted great, apart from one dumpling I bit through where the flour was a bit raw. But I guess because of the quick service they try to serve the food as fast as possible. Another downer is that the place is very cramped, to get refill my green tea cup I had to squeeze between two people sitting back to back. I'm not exactly a big girl and I was struggling to push myself through.

Fried pork dumplings
From the top: Fried pork dumplings, pumpkin cakes, vegetarian spring rolls, spinach and prawn dumplings

Ratings: 6.5
Service: 8/10
Quality: 7/10
Presentation: 4/10
Taste: 7/10

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