Thursday, June 2, 2011

More More Dumplings...

Gosh the weeks are just flying by, today is only 3 weeks until Jake an I leave on a Jet plane. I've totally been missing my blogging but have been soooo busy, I'm working 6 days a week until we leave, so it doesn't leave much time for the fun stuff. But when the tummy is rumbling, we must treat ourselves to a short trip to foodie paradise also known as 'Footscray'.
 Jake and I have our favorites but are also keen to venture out of our comfort zones and try something new.
On recommendation from the lovely Lauren at Footscray Food Blog we decided to give Dumplings and More a go.

My hunger was getting the better of me, my head was slightly throbbing, but to a beat of dumpling, dumpling, dumpling......  "Hold on Tummy it's a coming"..but what else to order? The drumming of dumpling was overwhelming me, so I gave ordering power over to Jake.

Jake started to get a little carried away with his new found power, he was throwing orders at our waiter at a furious pace. The poor waiter had to kindly interrupt Jake and tell him that what he had ordered was clearly enough. A wise and professional move from the waiter as you will soon see in the following photos that Jake had ordered enough for 4, not 2. But thats why I love him, he loves food as much as I do.

First to arrive was the Potato salad only $2 for all of that...Amazing! this was one of Lauren's favs so we had to give it a crack. It was fabulous...not what you would expect from a potato salad at all. Its Tangy, the potato still has a nice bite to it, and laced with a little chilli. Its a perfect little refresher between bites, kinda like your picked Carrot and Daikon usually served on the side of a lot of Vietnamese dishes.

Next up was the Spring Onion Pancakes. These were awesome and only $2.50 for 2 pancakes. They were deliciously crispy and great topped with potato salad. I can imagine going back next time and sopping up a nice saucy dish with these.

Lamb skewer and Chicken Giblet skewer. $1.50 each. Not what I expected at all, these were heavily seasoned in what I can only describe as an African blend of spices, and spicy to boot! Really delicious but my lips were on fire.

Finally the Dumplings arrived these ones are the steamed Prawn meat and pork with chives dumplings 12pcs for $8.00 ( yep you heard right! bargain)

Also fried Lamb dumplings 15pcs for $8.00

The prawn, pork and chive dumplings were tasty, packed with chives although not very much prawn meat, but the dumpling dough itself was nice.

The Lamb dumplings were great, rich and meaty. I dont know how traditional Lamb is in dumplings but I give it the thumbs up!

So our waiter was indeed correct, we had to ask for 2 take-away containers to take our leftovers home. But i'm still smiling, this just means I get to have a totally delicious lunch tomorrow and stink out the office...Sorry girls :)

I cant wait wait to get back to Dumplings and more, so many more dishes to over order, feast, and take home to enjoy again

Dumplings & More
96 Hopkins St, Footscray

Phone: 9689 2165
Hours: 11.00 a.m. - 9.30 p.m -  7 days

1 comment:

  1. Gosh, I don't even see a single prawn on your dumpling! You should make a complain. And yes, I have to agree with you even though I've tried that chciken skewer, they look so dry & dark and not attractive at all to me!
    Have a great day.