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Where to get dumplings in Darwin

Le Bistro Rakuya dumplings

I bluddy *love* dumplings, and I think all of Darwin does too.

There's so many amazing combinations to have in a dumpling, and we've gone around Darwin looking what there is to offer. Lucky for me, there's been a recent wave of dumplings to the Darwin food scene.

A good dumpling has just three elements: skin, filling, sauce.  I am partial to the half crispy bottom and steamed topped ones, but there's a surprising few in this list that have made it in the radar... and I'm loving it. 

Dumpling fiends, unite.

And in no particular order, here are the dumplings you can get in Darwin.

#dumplingsofDarwin

Le Bistro Rakuya

Address
Casuarina Shopping
247 Trower Road
Casuarina NT 0810
Phone
0401881407

Picture above is from Le Bistro Rakuya. Whenever I'm in Casuarina area I drop by for some crispy bottomed dumplings and a tall glass of cold brew with tonic. Mmm mmm.

 

Ni Hao

Address
Parap Markets
Parap NT
Phone
0431 321 867

This little food truck is well known for their baos, but their dumplings are worth a try!

 

Yogi's Way

Address
Shop 2 9 Westralia Street
Darwin NT 0820
Opening hours
Sunday:
7:00-21:00
Monday:
7:00-21:00
Tuesday:
7:00-21:00
Wednesday:
7:00-21:00
Thursday:
7:00-21:00
Friday:
7:00-21:00
Saturday:
7:00-21:00
Phone
(08) 8900 0695

Momo's are also a type of dumplings, and here they make their own mix of flavours. 

 

Steam Up

Address
The VIC Hotel Courtyard
Shop 12/13, Smith Street
Darwin City NT 0800
Phone
(08) 8981 8881

It's been awhile since I've been here, but it's had good reccomendations on TripAdvisor. Re-visit booked.

 

The name is a little misleading but this is a fully Chinese establisment with some speciality dumplings like xiao long baos (soup dumplings) and sheng jian baos (Shanghai pan fried pork buns). Great for takeaway, and we reccomend to buy a variety to share. Not on socials, so best to drop in store.

 

Little Miss Korea

Address
56 Smith Street
Darwin City NT 0800
Phone
(08) 8981 7092

$1 dumpling Mondays? You know it.

 

Lazy Susan's Eating House

Address
9/21 Cavenagh Street
Darwin City NT 0800
Phone
(08) 8981 0735

We wrote about their yum cha awhile back, check their Facebook page when the next yum cha day happens!

 

May's Dumplings

Address
48 Trower Road
Rapid Creek NT
Phone
0415 082 205

May's the stall that created the laksa dumpling! We're looking forward to what other flavour combinations they create, we hear a vegan option might be in the works.