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Published April 22nd 2012
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Peer into the kitchen from Grey St

Authentic Shanghai dumplings here in Brisbane? Yep, and you can actually watch them being made through generous glass windows facing directly onto Grey Street. Bamboo Basket (what a cute name) is a modern yum cha restaurant serving Northern Chinese style cuisine. Bamboo Basket's specialty is Xiao Long Bao (literally Little Dragon Buns), which are steamed Shanghai style pork dumplings with soup filling. I highly recommend trying these, but keep your serviette handy because the soup filling might just spurt everywhere.
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Freshly steamed Dim Sum

They also serve unusual "Lanzhou style hand pulled noodles" in many flavours and styles - hot, cold, stir fried, tofu, chicken, pork, duck. Other Northern specialties from the Bamboo Basket kitchen include Traditional Peking Duck and Shandong Pork Dumplings.
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Modern style yum cha - a la carte restaurant

Yum Cha literally means "drink tea" in Cantonese and usually yum cha restaurants are chaotic places with trolleys crashing around. Bamboo Basket is an elegant, quiet-ish space which has added a refreshing modern twist to traditional yum cha, with take away and a la carte menu options. The bi-lingual menu is easy to understand with mouth watering photos to help with the decision making process. Unlike many yum cha restaurants, they have designed the menu with vegetarians and gluten free diets in mind.

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Bamboo Basket - Grey St, Southbank

Our lunch table was covered in bamboo baskets full of fresh dim sum dumplings - steamed, pan fried, deep fried, puffs, spring rolls (for the kids). It was so tasty, we just kept ordering more.
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Lotus Wall @ Bamboo Basket

Bamboo Basket is the perfect stop off on the way to the theatre, cinema or just to have a break from the mayhem of Southbank.
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Why? You must taste their authentic Shanghai dumplings
When: Daily, 11am - 10 pm
Where: 199 Grey St, South Brisbane
Cost: Dim Sum from $4.60
Your Comment
This place is pretty good, been there 3-4 times now. The last time we went the food was average, maybe they forgot to add something to the chicken and corn soup but tasted watery, but otherwise everything we've had there has been excellent. They are also quite helpful when choosing from the menu, and in my experience they always bring the food out quite quickly.
by jesse (score: 0|5) 2586 days ago
The restaurant sounds interesting and I'll have to try it, but I was confused by your article is it Northern Chinese Style food or Shanghai Style food because it's very different. Maybe both? Well I can't wait to try it.
by jade_4 (score: 0|4) 2588 days ago
Well, the menu says Shanghai and Northern style - so maybe it is both - if you try, please let me know which you think it is?
Thanks, Lucy
by Lucy (score: 3|1157) 2588 days ago
This is not really a gluten free restaurant. It has fried rice that they cook without soy sauce. So it is bland and that plus one meal on the lunch menu is the full extent of Gluten free options. Please don't expect gf dim sum or any yum cha. You will be disappointed.
by amand (score: 0|2) 2142 days ago
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