The picture of the Frenchie on the wall caught my eye first. When I saw the dumpling cartoons above, I knew this noodle and dumpling house was the place for me.
Slurp Slurp is dog-friendly and more specifically, Frenchie-friendly. The owner was super welcoming to my two dogs and while we were taking the photo we saw five or six other French Bulldogs walk past. There seems to be a Frenchie glut in Rosebery. Photo credit: Nicole James.
I surprised myself by how delighted I was with the House Pickled Seasonal Vegetables. They were lightly pickled and had a delightful snappy crunch. The Chicken and Water Chestnut Dumplings were tasty, but I would have preferred bigger pieces of water chestnut for a crunchier texture.
From top left clockwise: House Pickled Seasonal Vegetables, Pork Chives Dumplings, House Handmade Big Wontons, Chicken and Water Chestnut Dumplings. Photo credit: Nicole James.
The pièce de résistance of the meal was the Pork Chives Dumplings. I order them every time I visit. They are umami without being too salty. My first love is dumplings, but the restaurant also caters for noodle fiends. The garlic and chicken noodles are on my hit list for next time.
Everything is made made fresh to order, so I had a chance to look around and chat to the owner, Nicole. She said the business has been in operation for three years and while COVID-19 has been a challenge, she feels lucky to have a loyal local following.
The photo was taken just before lockdown ended. Table dining resumed 22 October 2021. Photo credit: Nicole James.