Auckland families are becoming more and more attracted to the tasty world of dumplings. Falling in love at first bite has never been so easy, and we’ve compiled a list of the best dumplings in Auckland to satisfy your cravings.
Mr Zhou’s Dumplings
Where? 3130 Great North Road, New Lynn or 839 Mount Eden Road, Mt Eden
Flavoursome pork and fennel dumplings are a firm favourite at Mr Zhou’s two hot spots located in West and Central Auckland. (The noodles are also delicious.)
Top Café Dumpling House
Where? 22A Cross Street, Auckland Central
With 11 flavours to chose from, you are sure to find the perfect dumpling for you and the kiddos. Visitors can expect friendly and fast service and delicious pan-fried dumplings at Top Café.
Where? 571 Dominion Road, Balmoral
This place should be named Dumpling Heaven because it has every flavour imaginable to keep the family satisfied. This popular spot is affordable and has some of the best steamed dumplings in town.
Where? 5/42 Paramount Drive, Henderson
For all the dumpling-loving Westies out there, this place is for you! Ko’s Dumplings has the perfect blend of crispness and softness in their fillings and some tasty noodles to match.
Eden Noodles Café
Where? 105 Dominion Road, Mt Eden
Another hot spot in Mt Eden, here your family can enjoy the awesome atmosphere and divine dumplings on offer. Eden Noodles Café is ideal for clans who love spicy foods.
The Blue Breeze Inn Restaurant
Where? 2 Brown Street, Ponsonby
Top-quality Chinese food including some of Auckland’s best dumplings is what you will find at the Blue Breeze Inn. We recommend the bang bang chicken, pork buns and prawn dumplings.
Where? 38 Pearn Place, Northcote
Dumpling Ace not only has great dumplings but is perfect for families who prefer a casual dinner. The soups and fried rice are also firm favourites for families with hungry tums to fill.
Check out your local night markets as they are sure to have some unique and delicious dumplings. Some of the best night markets can be found in Henderson, Pakuranga and Glenfield.
Where? Shop 4 Highland Park Shopping Centre, Pakuranga
If you want a relaxing night in, Suzie’s Dumplings are ideal for Friday night takeaways. The menu is filled with juicy, affordable food the whole team will enjoy.
Where? 155 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace
Ideal for big families, Love Dumplings have large portions that are bursting with goodness. Their beef dumplings are known to be some of the best in the business.
By Finn Jelicich
Image: Blue Breeze Inn Restaurant
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