Dumpling Magic is one of the eating places located in the Arndale Shopping Centre. It specialises in Chinese cuisine, most notably their range of dumplings. During our visit, we ordered the Pan-fried Pork Dumplings, Honey Chicken and Fried Green Beans with Dry Chilli and Chicken Mince.
Befitting the name of the place, the Pan-fried Pork Dumplings is one of the focal points of the restaurant, served as a generous portion of fifteen dumplings. While the skin is a bit tough compared to the dumplings served at Bing's, the crisp skin was still a good contrast to the juicy pork filling. The restaurant provides you with vinegar and chilli paste that you can dip the dumplings in to make them more delectable.
Pan-fried Pork Dumplings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Honey Chicken is one of the "regular" Chinese dishes offered here, consisting of deep fried pieces of chicken breast covered in honey sauce. The chicken was fried to golden brown with the crisp coating contrasting well with the meat. Although it could have used a bit more sauce, the flavour of the honey sauce still complemented the chicken well. If you prefer, you can also have the dish made with lemon or satay sauce instead.
Honey Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
To balance out the meat dishes, we chose to order the Fried Green Beans with Dry Chilli and Chicken Mince. The beans had the right amount of bite to them with the sauce the beans were stir-fried in bringing out its flavour. It also had a slight zing from the dry chilli.
Fried Green Beans with Dry Chilli and Chicken Mince (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Ambience is what you would expect from a small café with a decent amount of seating in the restaurant. Plenty of off-street parking is provided in the Arndale Shopping Centre's carpark with the option of undercover parking if you prefer.