Location: 342 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9600 2250
Trading Hours: Monday ~
Lunch | 1130 – 1500
Dinner | 1630 – 2030
- Beijing dumplings
- Egg and Seaweed Soup
- Egg custard buns and Red Bean Paste buns
- Traditional Xiao Long Bao 傳統小籠包 (Soup Dumplings 湯包)
- Panfried Dumplings 生煎鍋貼
- Wonton Noodle Soup 雲吞湯麵
- Sheng Jian 生煎包
This restaurant is always busy but really worth the wait because the eatery is fantastic for snacks and meals. From my very first visit until now it has been consistently good with their services and quality in their food. The traditional xiao long bao (a.k.a soup dumplings) is a must have dish, according to my parents who are down to earth ‘Shangies’ (Shanghainese =P) really enjoyed them because it has the real Shanghainese flavour. I liked the egg and seaweed soup, it’s nice to have something warm along with the non-souped up dishes Shanghai Street Dumpling has to offer.
The place can be a bit squishy, so it’s recommended to take no more than 4 people including yourself when you do visit; else you might put their efficiency level to the test =)
Oh, by the way be careful when you bite into the shengjian buns and soup dumplings! They are known as ‘soup dumpling’ for reasons!!
>>> And look what I’ve found on Weibo – the correct way to eat shengjian buns:
- Bite on the thin end to create a small hole letting the heat out
- Drink the ‘soup’ inside
- Dip the end with the hole into vinegar
- Nom nom nom.
The last bit is what will happen to you (and consequently affecting your friends sitting across the table) if you don’t follow the instructions…