Dumplings Plus, Highpoint Shopping Centre, Rosamond rd, Maribyrnong
I love when you turn a corner and there’s an unexpected surprise that jumps out at you, like the time I went to Highpoint and bam!, Borders was there! 8) That was a while ago… Today we turned a corner and bam!, newcomer Dumplings Plus greeted us with the smell of fresh paint on wood. The enthusiastic and helpful waiter told us that today was their first day operating in the fresh food precinct of Highpoint. Dumplings Plus has taken the space next to the fruit and veg market and also has two other stores in Chadstone and on Swanston street.
We ordered dumplings of course and the pan fried pork dumplings came out on a plastic plate even though we were “dining in”. The dumplings were fresh and hot. Tasty and served with a smile. Not the best dumplings I’ve had but I still enjoyed them. There seemed to be a lot more people ordering take away at the counter than those dining in but we took our seats in outer area easily accommodating our pram and an easy vantage point for people-watching 🙂 A big window next to the patrons lining up to order allows you to see the dumpling-makers hard at work creating fresh little parcels of pork goodness ready to be steamed, fried and served. There is also a selection of dumplings and pork buns in the fridge if you wanted to take some home for later.
After living in the city last month and eating at HuTong & Shangahi Street every other night, it made me miss the choice of dumpling places in the CBD and I’m excited to see that Dumplings Plus has opened in the area – I hope they settle in nicely. Can’t wait to try out their other dishes!