8 Quay St Haymarket NSW 2000
+61 2 9281 2760
A crowd is hovering outside the front of the restaurant. I'm not sure if they are waiting in line or just browsing. Upon venturing closer to the entrance, a waitress comes out and hands us the menu, asking us to order whilst we are outside.
Although the restaurant names itself "Dumpling King," this appears to be a misnomer as I can not find any dumplings on the menu. There are many side dishes displayed along the windowsill but I still do not see any dumplings. This isn't a problem though as my dining companion who speaks highly of this place says the chicken wings and bento boxes are the way to go.
We order a fried chicken bento box each ($7.50) with an iced green tea ($1), a side of salt and pepper tofu and chicken wings. Having ordered, we are ushered inside to a table. The table is tiny and I observe with skepticism as how all the food we ordered will be able to fit on it.
|Fried Chicken Bento (Clockwise): Fried Chicken, Pickles, Rice, Orange Slices, Bean Sprouts, Chilli Tofu ($7.50)|
|Iced Green Tea ($1)|
At $8.50 for a bento and iced green tea, it is fantastic value. You get your meat, plenty of vegies, drink and even fruit. The iced green tea is awesome, one of the best iced teas I've had. Refreshingly smooth. I could drink this all the time. The fried chicken is good however being a chili wimp, I found the tofu a tad on the spicy side.
My dining companion sent me off to find some side dishes. The specialty of this joint. $3.50 each and they are lined up along the window in a stunning display of food.
|Crispy School Prawns $3.50|
|Bamboo Shoots+Preserved Vegetables+Soy Beans+Pork Mince $3.50|
|Salt and Pepper Tofu|
Once all the food had arrived, I felt like I couldn't make large sudden movements at the fear of knocking anything over. In fact, I barely moved at all. These were seriously tiny tables, but can't really blame them given the inside seating area and kitchen is tiny.
Bill came to $40.50 for 2 according to the waitress. I wasn't really sure how they came to that figure but the food wasn't bad and overall it was still good value.
- Could definitely come back here for the chicken wings and iced tea
- Good value for the food and serving size
- Always a crowd hovering about
- Table space is tiny