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Shanghai Street Dumpling 小街小籠包 (Little Bourke Street) UPDATED


Location: 342 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000
Telephone: (03) 9600 2250
Trading Hours: Monday ~ Sunday Saturday
Lunch | 1130 – 1500
Dinner | 1630 – 2030

Shanghai Street Dumpling on Urbanspoon

Dishes Ordered

    • 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)

Traditional Xiao Long Bao 傳統小籠包 (Soup Dumplings 湯包)

  • Panfried Dumplings 生煎鍋貼

    Panfried Dumplings 生煎鍋貼

  • Wonton Noodle Soup 雲吞湯麵

    Wonton Noodle Soup 雲吞湯麵

  • Sheng Jian 生煎包

    Sheng Jian Bun 生煎包

    Sheng Jian Bun 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:

  1. Bite on the thin end to create a small hole letting the heat out
  2. Drink the ‘soup’ inside
  3. Dip the end with the hole into vinegar
  4. 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…

Correct Way to Eat a Soup Bun


Author: nurikkochan

I am a friend, a daughter, a grand daughter, a cousin and an alumni. I am an ultimate sweet tooth, luckily my dental friend promised to look after my teeth for life. Self-claimed best bathroom singer, would like to make a living with singing and craft work. Now making a living as a freelance MC and singer specialising in Chinese weddings and tea ceremonies. Follow me on Instagram @nikki.zhao

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