I probably should be doing life admin right now. I probably should have had eggs on toast to save time in order to do more life admin. But no, I went and gorged myself on the best dumplings in my area, pretended to do some work, then procrastinated further and wrote this.
My colleague at work strolled in after lunch one day and proclaimed that he had found the best dumpling house around. When he said it was in Royal Oak (ie dangerously close to my house) I raced off at once to see for myself the greatness.
Was it great or what! The lacklustre décor, the laminated menu cards, the square table layout and the awful plates with clovers printed on them; it was the perfect setting to be served up a massive steamer of pork and cabbage dumplings.
It was so great I went there again the next day, this time with my excellent friend Alix. $14.80 later, both of us were suffering food comas (we aren’t the daintiest of lasses either) and were very happy indeed.
So far we have tried the pork and cabbage steamed dumplings and the barbecue pork buns. Other tables were receiving these crazy steaming fire urns of something wonderful looking. I felt really awkward staring at neighbouring families as they took apart their meal but I just couldn’t help myself! I wish I understood what the menu said a little more. I might just close my eyes and point next time and see what treats I get delivered.
The service was reasonable and the staff polite and friendly. The food came out in under 15 minutes and steaming hot. With some of the best value for money I have seen in a while I am somewhat terrified at the number of times I see Miss Alix and I going there over the next few months.
776 Manukau Road
09 625 7709
A++ would trade again.