Steamed, fried, baked or boiled – there’s no such thing as a bad dumpling. Check out where you can order these delicious little numbers for takeaway or delivery.

HuTong Dumpling Bar

HuTong Dumpling Bar in Market Lane is ground zero for serious dumpling devotees. Order the signature soup-filled xiao long bao or zippy chilli wontons via Uber Eats from their CBD store. When restrictions allow, drop by and be hypnotised by the deft hands of the chef as they whip up delicate dumplings behind glass.

ShanDong MaMa

ShanDong MaMa is a no-frills dumpling house that has been a crowd favourite for years. Try MaMa’s signature mackerel dumplings. The Melbourne pot-stickers contain mixed seafood, chicken, lemon, parsley and garlic. Vegan dumplings are filled with zucchini, tofu, spring onion, coriander and ginger. Available on Uber Eats.

Dumplings and Chinese food on a plate
Shandong Mama

TuanTuan Chinese Brasserie

TuanTuan blends Chinese cuisine with Melbourne brunch style. Their signature dish is their spin on the Xue Shan Boa, also known as TuanTuan Snow Buns. These Hong Kong-style buns are filled with crispy pepper beef and are a light, spicy delight. Order here.

Shanghai Street

At Shanghai Street, homemade dumplings come boiled or fried. They also come swimming in chilli oil or bobbing in soup. Fillings include pork, chicken and prawn. There's also beef, vegetable or our favourite, kung pao chicken. Vegetarians have some un-bao-lievable options too! Available on Uber Eats.

Dumplings in a bamboo basket
Shanghai Street

Momo Central

Don’t tell anyone we told you about this hidden dumpling destination. Momo Central is a no-frills eatery that pumps out Nepalese dumplings (momos). Try the chilli momo, chow mein or a hunger-busting Newari khaja set. Available for takeaway from 12 - 7pm, if you're in the radius.

Tim Ho Wan

Tim Ho Wan is famous for being a tiny, budget dumpling joint in Hong Kong that earned itself a Michelin star. The Melbourne branch is more upmarket and the dumplings here are excellent. Make sure you order the barbecue pork bun. This global phenomenon is baked, slightly sweet and thoroughly addictive. Available on Uber Eats.

China Red 

China Red specialises in plump, juicy, xiao long bao. The menu also has a range of delicious dumplings, including garlic, chive and prawn. Don't forget to grab the wontons with chilli sauce. Order up a feast via Uber Eats.

Chinese food on plates on a table
China Red

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