69 Wellington st, Central Hong Kong
(852) 2525 9018
My visit to Hong Kong brings back a lot of fond memories. Where I travel to might not be where everyone would go, but hopefully my series of HK eats will bring some inspiration to people when visiting Hong Kong.
On this particular day I got off the bus in Central. It was 10am and nothing much was open. So I wandered around the streets past H&M, up the famous Duddell St onto Wellington St, where I stumbled upon my favourite dumpling place- Dumpling Yuan.
It was so hot that day although it was only 10am, so I ordered a cold Hawthorn tea to cool down. hawthorn tea apparently aids digestion and have lots of vitamin A and C but what I really like was the slightly tart flavour. There are so many weird and wonderful drinks in Hong Kong.
Back to the dumplings. I ordered a plate of pork and courgette dumplings (10 pcs for HKD $39 approx AUD$5). The dumpling has a slightly thick skin but it was certainly not gluggy like the ones in Australia and while I am always used to the thinner skins in HK (apparently in China they use thicker skins), I like how this one slightly yields when bitten.
The dumplings were cooked just right, so the courgette retains its crunchiness. There were more veggies than meat which I really like and it makes a healthier dumpling experience. The pork wasn’t too fatty but it was succulent.
I tried it plain without any sauces and found the flavours quite nice by itself, although you can definitely taste a bit of the floury flavour of freshly made dumplings. There’s also a condiments tray where you can get chilli, soy and vinegar. I then tried a bit of each which also goes well with the dumplings but the chilli wasn’t as hot as I liked it to be.
While I was eating a spotted a donkey meat dish. I asked the owner whether they use real donkeys and she said they do! Lol. I was intrigued but maybe next time cos 10 dumplings for one little piggy for breakfast was quite enough.
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