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Published July 12th 2013
Fun new dumpling outlet in the CBD
It's a new generation. When my kids hang out after school they are more likely to eat noodles or dumplings than hanging at McDonald's.
They adore dumplings.
They even have a routine for eating them -- making a tiny hole with their teeth, sucking out the juice and then downing the rest.
So the new venue Jumping Dumplings at Food @ 259 George Street should do really well with the younger crowd along with all the other Sydneysiders who are dumpling obsessed.
And increasingly that is many of us.
This new food outlet, which opened in February, is tucked in there with 12 other different takeaway restaurants but a lot healthier than most. The dumplings are MSG and preservative free, high protein and steamed rather than fried.
The concept came from Sydney caterer Jane Crosland. The idea is a new take on old favourites. For example the menu includes Salt and Pepper Prawn, Spinach and Tofu, and Scallop and Shitake mushroom dumplings.
They have a cute mascot panda by the name of Mr Ping who has a saying : "Never met a dumpling I didn't like."
To order you choose from a serve of four, six or eight dumplings. They come with a side serve of miso soup or Chinese tea or you can have your savoury dumplings served in a Chinese spiced duck broth or an Asian laksa.
Dumplings are great to share.
All the dumplings are hand finished and served on these dinky little environmentally friendly dishes.
They have sweet as well as savoury dumplings such as green tea, mochi, ice cream balls in black sesame, mango and chocolate and hazelnut with salted caramel sauce.
This is sure to be a favourite with the kids and there will be more than a few CBD workers queuing up here as well.
It is great to have a slightly healthier takeaway option for lunch as many of us are getting a bit sick of sushi as the only reasonable alternatives to greasy fast foods.