For nearly ten years now, Dumplings Plus has cemented itself as a frontrunner in Melbourne’s Asian dining scene, opening up multiple outlets all over the metropolitan area. Found on Swanston Street, the restaurant’s CBD branch provides a gorgeous setting with Far Eastern-inspired elements including mahogany furnishings and stunning red lanterns. Locals on the hunt for fresh Chinese cuisine can’t go wrong here – everything on offer is made from scratch (and right in front of you) daily.
Dumplings Plus isn’t your typical Asian-food franchise, and prides itself on sticking to traditional recipes that have been passed down through the generations. Around for centuries, handmade noodles impart a particular texture and flavour that put the dried variety to shame, and the homemade dumplings are simply out of this world. The beautiful atmosphere only adds to the tasting experience, providing a full sensory experience at their premises right in the heart of the CBD.
There’s so much more than dumplings available on the menu at Dumplings Plus in Melbourne’s CBD. Enjoy mains like eggplant with minced pork served in a clay pot, stir-fried string beans with minced pork, mapo tofu with chilli and minced pork, as well as favourites like crispy skin duck and sweet and sour pork. For noodle lovers, the Shanghai-style stewed pork belly with marinated egg on noodles are a must, and you simply can’t leave without at least one or two orders of dumplings – we recommend the handmade dumplings with chili oil or the steamed Shanghai pork dumplings. The Swanston Street branch is one of the most popular in the Dumplings Plus family, so be sure to book in advance to secure a table at this one-of-a-kind Chinese restaurant.