Sydney Food Diary: Nanjing Dumpling, Chinatown

So, I walked by here a while ago and thought: what is a Nanjing Dumpling?

And one lunch hour, working at the library at Darling Square, I decided to forego the dozen of options there, and come back a block to Chinatown to try this place out.

Though I still have to discover what a Nanjing Dumpking is. I decided I could order four different things and try them, instead of one plate (or bowl) of dumplings. This was a (must try!) sesame biscuit. A lovely flaky pastry with meat inside. As good as it looks.


I was amused that the chopsticks are hidden in a drawer at your table!

And for my other dishes, a very flaky and crisp onion/shallot pancake, the ‘pork bun’ from the menu turned out to be a steamed bao, which was nice enough (not BBQ pork though, just a juicy pork mixture), and the biggest surprise was that their version of a ‘siu mai’ had sticky rice in it.

All in all, a satisfying and interesting mixture, and if you’re reading this now, please, please support your city’s Chinese restaurants at a time that they are really suffering from the drop in business due to COVID19. I hate that all these hard-working folks, serving us good food, are hurting so badly.

Nanjing Dumpling Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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