Authentic Bites Dumpling House
As the lines out the door will attest, Authentic Bites is a must-visit for Perth dumpling lovers. While you might have to wait for a table, the xiao long bao will make it worth your while, as will the spicy pork and prawn wontons. And if you’re curious about how these juicy parcels are created, just take a peek into kitchen to the process of how they are hand made!
Shop 3, 145 Newcastle Street, Northbridge
Underground at Allendale Square, 77 St Georges Terrace, Perth
Juicy Bao Bao
Two locations just aren’t enough – the dumpling masters at Authentic Bites expanded their operation last year to include Juicy Bao Bao. With more of a focus on clay pots, nevertheless Juicy Bao Bao will not disappoint when it comes to its namesake bao. Here you will find their signature xiao long bao, as well as other staples like pot stickers, pan fried pork buns and steam dumplings. Perhaps most importantly? $0 corkage.
344 William Street, Northbridge
David’s Dumpling King
Nestled inside the international food mecca that is Coventry Village, is David the Dumpling King. How prestigious! This hole-in-the-wall is serving up some of the best value dumplings in Perth – for $11 you can walk away with 15 generously sized pan-fried dumplings, filled with your choice of pork, beef, chicken or veg. What’s not to love?
Coventry Village, 243-253 Walter Road West, Morley
If you’re feeling a bit fancy on your Sunday morning, why not head into Canton Bay for your dim sum fix? A little bit more glitzy than your standard cheap and cheerful dim sum restaurant, while still being able to be your best hungover self. Don’t miss the siu mai, or the fried puffs, or… everything’s good, really.
20 Roe Street, Northbridge
My House Dumpling Bar
Upon approach, the Cambridge Forum doesn’t seem to hold that much promise. But this suburban food court is home to a number of noteworthy food vendors – including My House Dumpling Bar. A relative newcomer to the court, these guys are dishing out some truly delicious noodles, buns and dumplings. They’re not reinventing the wheel, but if you’ve got a hankering for classics like xiao long bao, wontons in spicy soup or pan fried buns, definitely hit them up.
Cambridge Forum, Shop 3, 350 Cambridge Street, Wembley
Mom Dumpling House
Although it feels like it’s always been there, Mom Dumpling House has been treating us to home-style Northeastern Chinese fare since 2012. While their steam dumplings are a must have, with flavours like pickled cabbage, celery and pork or lamb, you also won’t be able to resist their house-special traditional dishes like the braised pork belly.
687 Albany Highway, East Victoria Park
1 Yampi Way, Willetton
True dim sum enthusiasts know that sometimes, you just can’t wait until the weekend. Luckily, New Moon is here to provide dim sum goodness not just on weekdays, but Friday and Saturday nights. This itty bitty dim sum joint has all the classic offerings you might expect – make sure to leave room for an egg tart for dessert!
63 James Street, Northbridge
The Wang’s Treasure House
If the thought of Northbridge is a bit much for a weekend morning, Wang’s might be the place for you. While you’ll probably still have to wait for a table, you’ll be treated to some well executed dim sum staples at a reasonable price.
4 Wellington Road, Morley
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Cover photo of The Wang’s Treasure House