Today was the first day of Rita’s annual leave, so naturally some retail therapy was the order of the day. After a rigorous workout of the credit card, Rita took time out for a bite of lunch, and what better place than Dumpling World, opposite Fitzies (Harris Scarfe to Gen X & Y’ers) in Collins Street.
My attention was drawn to this little place (Dumpling World) ages ago, but being based on the Eastern shore, and spending much time travelling round the state hasn’t provided me with any spare time to catch a meal there.
I reckon I’d have to go there a few times to try a good cross section of the assortment of dumpling varieties available, but today I decided to try 2 different types. I had the Boiled Dumplings, seafood and vegetarian. They are priced at $7 for 8 pieces. For an extra $1, I was able to select the 2 different types of dumplings to have in my serving. I don’t quite understand that rationale of charging an extra dollar to have a variety of dumplings, but, hey, if that’s what it takes to sample a few different things, I’ll go with the flow! So - it was 8 dumplings for $8.
They're only just bigger than bite-sized, so not a huge lunch, but just right if all you want is a top-up.
I really liked them. They were filling enough for a quick lunch, and tasty enough to keep me interested. I would definitely return and eat regularly there if I worked in the city.
Quite appropriate food for today as well, given that the Olympic Games are currently in progress in Beijing. Little wonder I continued with my Olympian award-winning card-workout after scoffing down 8 dumplings!