I was lucky to have a few days off in the middle of last week to tend to a few errands and on this particular day I found myself in Burwood in Sydney's Inner West. Wanting a quick bite to eat, Mum who I was with suggested Sydney Dumpling King. I had visited this place once before a few years ago and given my re-discovered love of all things dumpling - I jumped at the chance to try it again. I had honestly forgotten it was there.
We were a little early for lunch as it was only 11:30am but already, there were a few people inside. Upon being seated we were brought a fresh pot of complementary hot Chinese tea which was a welcome relief from the chilly breeze outside.
The menu has a large selection of dumplings which come in serves of 15. Alternatively, you can choose the half/half option and select two different choices which are served as 16 dumplings.
A bonus dumpling. Score!
To start we order the shallot pancake. Now, I don't claim to be a shallot pancake expert, having only ever tried the ones at New Shanghai in Ashfield but I must say that this one is really good. I much prefer this one as it is significantly bigger and jam packed full of tasty shallots. It is nice and crispy on the outside and has that slightly chewy and delicious texture in the middle. At $4.80 for 8 pieces you can't go wrong with this option as a starter to share. After we had placed the order I was happy to see a procession of them make their way from the kitchen to the other tables around us.
|Shallot Pancake $4.80|
|Mixed Dumplings $11.90|
|Fish & Coriander Dumplings|
|Pork & Eggplant Dumplings|
So if you are ever passing through Burwood and feel like getting your dumpling on, Sydney Dumpling Kitchen is a great and affordable choice.