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ShanDong Mama 10 year Anniversary Celebration

Shandong Mama recently celebrated it's 10th Anniversary with an epic dinner at its restaurant in Bourke St. Mama Meiyan Wang was a high-level accountant in China before moving to Australia in her retirement, launching Shandong Mama to wide acclaim.



We have followed the Shandong Mama journey from the beginning, and quickly realised that the dumplings here were not only world class but some of the best in the world. Shandong Mama dumplings are made fresh daily on site using locally-sourced ingredients! Pan-fried dumplings feature silky soft skin on top and perfectly crisped on the bottom.




Shandong Mama is famous for dumplings but the rest of their menu featuring authentic Shandong dishes, also shines. Everything is cooked with love and passion. Shandong Province is known for its seafood dishes, and Shandong Mama's fish dumplings and other seafood dishes are simply sensational.




Mama is famous for sourcing the finest quality ingredients from the market, and serving up distinctive dumplings that are generous in the filling, with a casing slightly thicker than most others. These dumplings are juicy and full of flavour. In recent times Shandong Mama has been serving line-caught Mackerel from Cairns in it's legendary Mackerel Fish Dumplings, as well as Otway Pork and Wagyu beef from RPC in their dishes.




If you haven't tried the Mackerel dumplings from ShanDong Mama it needs to be on your Melbourne bucket list. Generous hand-made dumplings filled with mackerel, chives, coriander, ginger and spring onion. Simply the best!


At the celebration dinner we were treated to some off-menu specialities such as barramundi fillets, steamed buns, fried mushrooms, homemade dumplings (including an oyster dumpling), pork ribs and much more. It was a thrill to hear speeches from Mama Meiyan Wang and daughter Ying Hou. I loved how they honoured special guests of the restaurant including a couple who got married having met at ShanDong Mama!




Congratulations to Shandong Mama on an epic 10 years in Melbourne, and cheers to many successful years to come!