Melbourne has just welcomed a new dumpling eatery that’s putting a modern spin on the traditional Chinese dumpling.
Located on Bourke Street in the CBD, Drumplings serves dumplings inspired by global flavours, such chicken laksa, beef rendang and chili con carne. The cheeseburger dumpling features beef pattie, cheese, pickles, mustard and sesame seeds, while the fish and chips dumpling is filled with hoki, beer batter, roasted chips, capers, cornishons and vinegar salt.
Alongside the modern creations is a range of traditional Chinese dumplings such as the xiao long bao and prawn and chive hargow. For dessert, Drumplings offers a range of alcoholic icy poles, with flavours including classic champagne, peach bellini and vodka watermelon.
Drumplings is the latest venture by business owner Deon St.Mor, who is also the founder beauty brand MOR Cosmetics to Melbourne glamping hotel, St. Jerome’s.
St.Mor collaborated with chef Jeremy Raven on the restaurant, who brings expertise in the hospitality industry and product development to the venture.
“I developed my food philosophy by drawing upon very simple and true values, with the unique aim of striving to use locally grown and produced foods wherever possible and to offer the best quality cuisine,” says Raven.
Drumplings is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week at 227 Bourke Street, Melbourne.