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HuTong Dumpling Bar in Melbourne’s CBD is one of the city’s culinary gems. Revered by the local foodie community for the quality of its dumplings, this Chinese restaurant truly excels at bringing traditional home recipes to life. Freshly-made dim sum such as crystal prawn dumplings and vegetarian spring rolls are a refreshingly tasty way to start a meal, whilst the availability of classic dishes like crispy spring chicken and pan-fried shredded beef Szechuan style only add to the restaurant’s appeal. An establishment that comes highly recommended, HuTong Dumpling Bar is conveniently located within walking distance of Flinders Station and Federation Square. Bearing this in mind, if you want to reserve a table at this popular Market Lane restaurant, you better act fast!
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For all the hype, we found the food pretty ordinary. The only dumpling that stood out for us was the Crab Meat Dumpling. Xiao Long Bao skin was a bit thick. Guo Tie ordinary. Dong Po Pork didn't exactly melt in the mouth as it is supposed to. Wuxi Pork Ribs above average. Special fried rice wasn't very special. All dishes were nice enough but I didn't think worth the hype. Service was good.
The food was amazing and the service freien fly and swift. We absolutely loved it and would definitely recommend to everyone!
Super delicious food, friendly staff. Want to go back to try more of the menu
Stepping foot in HuTong Dumpling Bar in Melbourne’s bustling CBD is a moment to savour. Named after a type of street or alleyway found in intricate networks in northern Chinese cities such as the capital Beijing, HuTong Dumpling Bar on Market Lane has definitely put itself on Melbourne’s map with the standard of food they continue to serve up. Decorative lanterns, exposed brick walls and an artistic menu add a touch of elegance to proceedings, but the undisputed crown jewel of the restaurant is its signature selection of dumplings.
Staking a solid claim to the title of having the best dim sum in Melbourne, HuTong Dumpling Bar’s take on xiaolongbao is simply irresistible. Add into the mix the delicious crab meat dumplings and steamed vegetable buns, and you’ll soon find yourself planning your next visit to HuTong before your plate is even empty. Diners can also hone or indeed show off their chopstick skills when they tuck into the picture-perfect honey lemon chicken, barramundi with bean sauce or the braised pork ribs. Enviably located close to Federation Square and Carlton Gardens, footfall at HuTong Dumpling Bar is strong every single day, so why not beat the crowds and reserve a table now!