Sydney Life : Dumplings in Ashfield

The other day Anh and I went out for dumplings in Ashfield with his younger siblings.  It was an impromptu outing; we all realised we were craving the dunplings and set out to go to Ashfield for some delicious (and affordable!) eats. In a city where I am constantly adjusting my expectations for prices of everything from soap, to kale to make up, it was a delight that you could get 18 dumplings for $10.50!

I just can’t quite tell you what the restaurant was called – it’s one of those places that we all know on sight.  It’s that one beside the really fancy looking restaurant – for the best Chinese food I believe the place often looks a bit like a hole in the wall.  In the front window there’s a lady folding the dumplings and you enter to the right of the window to a small dining area where you will most likely be sitting right next to some strangers.  But alas it’s all about the dumplings – order a few different varieties to get the best experience and don’t worry about over ordering, they reheat well for a snack the next day.

If you find the restaurant, take note of the name and let me know!

Xiao long bao or soupy dumplings

Xiao long bao or soupy dumplings

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Pan fried pork dumplings

Pan fried pork dumplings

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Stir fried eggplant with garlic

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Assorted dumplings (beef and leek, lamb and onion, chicken and shitake mushroom) and pan fried flat rice noodles with beef in black bean sauce.

Assorted dumplings (beef and leek, lamb and onion, chicken and shitake mushroom) and pan fried flat rice noodles with beef in black bean sauce.

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