My kingdom for the perfect late night snack! But alas, I didn’t find it. After a movie (the very fun ‘Grandma’ with Lily Tomlin), we headed in search of something delectable, and I thought that the Zomato ratings on this were pretty high (3.9 at the time). With such modest exteriors, and a little further away from Chinatown, it’s not somewhere I would have wandered into casually.
The reviews said to have dumplings, so dumplings we had. Raised on delicate Cantonese dumplings at dim sum, northern-style ones always feel big and sloppy to me; sometimes in a good way, sometimes not so much.
I was kind of hoping to find the incredible pan-fried round dumplings like they serve at the New Shanghai in Ashfield (really, the best ever), but nope, they had a much more modest offering.
We ordered two plates ($10.50 each) and shouldn’t I have enough experience to know that was too much for two people, peckish but not super-hungry? The pork and chive ones in a spicy sauce were… lacking in a bit of delicacy for me. The fried lamb ones were better… And hey, we have leftover dumplings today (I had three for breakfast), but I can’t say these dumplings were outstanding, and the setting is not superb. And I think I had dry MSG-mouth this morning.