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World Dumpling Day Degustation at Oriental Teahouse

Celebrating World Dumpling Day, the World Loves Melbourne was invited to wine and dine at a stunning event at Oriental Teahouse featuring a six-course degustation dinner with matching beverages. Being a dumpling aficionado, and with Oriental Teahouse having a reputation for standout dumplings, this was an event not to be missed.

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Oriental Teahouse’s very own dedicated dumpling experts had been working around the clock to perfect the menu which featured a massive 15 gourmet dumplings, each inspired by regions across the world. The dinner showcased the versatility of dumplings, and the flair of the Oriental Teahouse kitchen team.

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Prawn Wonton Dumpling, Pan Fried Barramundi Fish Dumpling, Baked Curry Lamb Dumpling.

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The degustation included six-courses with 15 different dumplings, with creative combinations such as Laksa Dumpling with mushroom and prawn; Braised Duck Leg Dumpling topped with Sichuan tea smoked duck breast and long Jing tea soup, or Scallop and Prawn Dumpling with a traditional Cantonese XO sauce, before finishing with Mini Sweet Dumplings served with ice-cream, sweet liquors and espresso, inspired by an Italian affogato.

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Cantonese Dumpling Soup, Laksa Chicken Dumpling Soup, Chili Boiled Wagyu Dumpling Soup. Soup and dumplings the perfect combination.

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Lobster and Prawn dumpling, Three Treasure dumpling, Satay Chicken dumpling. Delicious flavours to excite the palate.

No degustation is complete without a complementing beverage; guests could upgrade to include wine matches such as a glass of La Prova ‘Zanzara’ Pinot Bianco 2017 with the Chilli Prawn Coriander Shu Mai, a refreshing lager with the Pan Fried Australian Barramundi Dumpling and the Kunizakari ‘Muroka’ Umeshu with the Lychee and Red Bean Dumpling with coconut shavings and palm sugar sauce. 

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Garlic Eggplant dumpling, Feta Cheese Spinach  dumpling, Mapo Tofu dumpling.

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Chili Crab dumpling and Shanghai Steamed Bean Curd Duck Dumpling. The flat duck dumpling was a personal favourite.

World Dumpling Day is observed annually on 26 September as a way of applauding the many shapes, forms and flavours of dumplings that are enjoyed by hundreds of cultures around the world.

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Mini Solid Dumling Balls with Ice Cream, Sweet Liquors and Espresso. Affagato style.

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This special event was one not to be missed, with a carefully considered and created menu for one night only. Oriental Teahouse is a household name that provides a world-class teahouse experience that is authentically Chinese but with a modern twist. The space encompasses a day-to-night culinary experience that does not sacrifice the essence of a traditional Chinese teahouse.

Once again Oriental Teahouse showing its prowess as a dumpling hub with flair and innovation with a dose of fun.