Monday, September 3, 2018

Dumpling King, Hawthorn by Obelix

I am on a lifelong quest for perfect dumplings.  On the pilgrim path, I came across Dumpling King in Hawthorn.

Dumpling King, Hawthorn, chilli wontons
Right after a fun run whereby the middle-aged P exerted himself  in ways he has not in the past two decades, P, high on adrenaline, full of chest-thumping vim and vigour ordered their Sichuan wontons in hot spicy soup.  The verdict?  Hot. Spicy.  I could not get past nibbling the edges of the wonton wrapper before my lips were on fire.  So beyond the obvious adjectives in its name, I cannot describe their taste for you.  However if you are a chilli fiend, then I guess this one is right up your alley.

Dumpling King, Hawthorn, Beijing dumplings
The pan fried Beijing dumplings, on the other hand was able to slide down my gullet with little resistance.  These were fragrant with chives/spring onion bits.  The base of the dumpling could be a bit crisper... These were passable but the dumplings from Ramen & Dumpling House are far superior.

Dumpling King, Hawthorn, spring onion pancakes
Likewise their spring onion pancakes were a little lack lustre.  These lacked the normal crunchy exterior and was more like a soggy sandwich.

Verdict

We wouldn't return
We wouldn’t return.
Cheap eats
Cheap eats.

Overall

The quest continues for the perfect dumplings...

Find it at

Dumpling King
656 Glenferrie Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122
Phone: (03) 9818 8886

Dumpling King Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato 

4 comments:

Anon said...

For awesome dumplings and Spring onion pancake, give Dumpling Kitchen a whirl. (Canterbury Rd, Blackburn). They are consistently good (I have found), + they have an excellent chilli sauce.

Nean (ps, have no connection to the place, just my stomach and their dumplings :) )

EatAndBeMerry ForTomorrowWeDiet said...

You’re the second person I’ve heard say that. It’s on the list! Thanks for the heads up Nean ��

Anon said...

Colourful dumplings, Carrington Rd has recently opened. Haven't tried, but could be worth a checkout also. Don't quote me on it though.

Happy dumpling search
Nean

EatAndBeMerry ForTomorrowWeDiet said...

Ooh thanks for the tip off Nean! You are on the pulse of Box Hill happenings! Even if they don’t taste the best, I’m sure they will photograph real well ��

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