It’s a Shangheist…

Posted by on Aug 12, 2011 in CBD, Dining | 2 comments

It’s a Shangheist…

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Let me introduce you to my favorite Dumpling house in Melbourne. I know. Big statement.

Shanghai Dumpling Village is happily ensconced in the heart of Melbourne’s Chinatown surrounded by other eateries all competing for the same trade. You generally can find it by the people queueing through the large front door.


This place spreads across three floors, trust me, the third one is there up the stairs behind the giant round window, and offers a full menu with just about everything you could ever want from a Chinese restaurant, the only catch is; I always get the same thing. Vegetarian dumplings. These are so tasty that whenever I introduce a friend to them and they suggest we share and get something different as well…we end up ordering more anyway!


On this night I caught up with two old high school chums, Finn and Mac, and we had a lovely time catching up and reminiscing. The two were kind enough to order all Vegetarian. Yay. I had come here with Finn before so had full support on the super tasty for a dozen reasons i cant describe veggie dumplings, so we got a serve of steamed and a serve of fried vegie dumplings with a side of broccoli with garlic and pumpkin cakes. It was waaaay more food than three people could manage but it was all delicious and I was pleasantly surprised by the yummy pumpkin cakes, small and sweet and a new menu discovery.


One of the things I love about this place is it has the little bowls you can pour the delicious vinegar and soy sauce in to make the perfect Dumpling sauce for dipping.


They also serve tea from a giant urn that is all about self serve. For the three of us with drinks (they serve alcohol) it came to less than a bargain $15 a head. To pay you just scoot downstairs to the register, hand over your slip of paper and pay in cash.

for those of you meat eaters out there the meaty du plings are meant to be just as good! While there is usually a line it always moves swiftly and the top floor has giant tables perfect if you are trying to bring a group together.

Shanghai Village Dumpling on Urbanspoon

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  1. Oo I have to go to this one! I usually hit up the place on Tattersalls Ln. Next visit!

    • Lol – I think I know the place you mean. Hope you enjoy this shanghai!

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