Surprisingly fabulous dumplings hidden upstairs on King Street, Newtown.
It’s perhaps unfair but there are so many dumplings in Sydney, of which I have eaten a fair few, that I didn’t have high expectations for what I’d heard were interesting dumplings at Luyu and Yum Yum, hidden upstairs in what used to be a cavernous Indian restaurant. But by golly, these were great.
I mean: c’mon. Dumplings with faces on them. Gotta love that. With a perfect crispy dough wrapper on these (and a delicate rice wrapper on the ones I didn’t get a photo of), we were very impressed with the food here, particularly since we’d hoped to try vegan fish and chips that night at Bliss N’ Chips, but ended up drinking too long at Newtown’s various tempting bars.
The space is sleek and chic, feeling rather upmarket compared to many Newtown eateries. The salt and pepper tofu were perfect popcorn-like bits of meat-free goodness. Me want to go back.