Dumpling King is one of the few places in the city where you can share a feast for under $30. Located right next to the Central Markets, they specialise in dumplings, but also have other delicious sides that you can add to your feed. Their Chinatown store is often bustling, there usually isn't a need to book, but sometimes you may need to wait ten minutes for a table during busy times.
If you're new to dumplings then the picture based menu can be a great help in deciding what to order. Big pictures of your different options line the walls, this means you know what you're ordering and you're less likely to be taken by surprise. These pictures also have a habit of adding to your cravings, your small meal will soon turn to a feast once you get a visual of what is on offer.
If you love dumplings, then you'll definitely find something to fill you up. Fillings include chicken and prawn, Peking pork, and vegetarian options. Try the regular steamed dumplings or have them fried. The fried dumplings are only lightly fried; the frying enhances the flavour while still providing a delicate bite. You can also spice up your dumplings by having them in the hot and sour soup, chilli soup, or noodle soup. They have oil and chilli dipping sauces to mix with your soy sauce, and this compliments the dumplings perfectly.
Hot and Sour Dumpling Soup
Other dishes include pork buns, vegetable dishes, savoury pancakes and spring rolls. The meals at Dumpling King usually start at around $7. They are great for sharing and are usually quite filling. Grab a selection of dumplings and other dishes and create a feast for yourself and friends. You'll all fill up without having to spend a mint.
So if you're looking for a cheap and hearty feed, then head to Dumpling King.