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Food Place Review: Dumpling King (Newton & City Centre)

Food Place Review: Dumpling King (Newton & City Centre)

I’ve been lunching at the Dumpling King on King William Street in the Adelaide CBD for years initially because I worked next door. During this time, the quality of its dumplings has always been up there with the best I’ve tasted. With a choice of either pork, chicken & prawn or vegetarian, the dumplings I have at Dumpling King have flawless skins and there’s no scrimping on the filling. Far too many places serve up dumplings that look fine on the outside but one bite quickly reveals the truth – thick skins, bugger all filling! Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Last week, we paid a visit to their newly opened store at Newton (opposite Target Newton on Louis Crescent, next to A1 Sport) and encountered a familiar face, Amy.  Her and hubby Eric bought over the city centre outlet from the original owner in 2013 and and just recently started Newton. “You look familiar!” I said to her. She responded with “You too! I see you at our City store…and I saw you on TV the other night.”, referring to a rerun of the final of the first Masterchef series final I’m guessing. Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Amy – Boss Lady, Dumpling King Newton

On the night, we ordered dumplings and a variety of noodles, thinking that would do us. However, soon after we paid the bill and as we were about to leave, Hayley, our youngest complained that she was still hungry. The void filler of choice was Salt and Pepper Squid. While I went “Aw Hayley! Why didn’t you say so earlier?” I was secretly still feeling a bit unfulfilled and was glad the little lady piped up. Anyway, Amy served up our Salt and Pepper Squid but within seconds, it was GONE! Didn’t even get a chance to take a snap!Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

We already knew that the dumplings from this place were good, and the noodles were yummy, but I’ve got to say, the buzzer-beating Salt and Pepper Squid was seriously good. One of best I’ve had for a long long time. It was old school. Crunchy, tasty and all squid, unlike the ‘would you like some squid with your batter?’ versions I’ve encountered all too often. It brought back memories of when I had my first taste of the dish. One cold say it was a bit of a special moment in my sheltered life.Poh LingYeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

Enough of my special moment. Go get your own by paying Amie and her team a visit at Dumping King Newton. Prices are great and the food’s awesome. It’s got the Yeow Family tick of approval. Oh, if you have the chance to eat in rather takeaway, do it. No matter where you go and how good the food is, the eat-in experience will always trump takeaway.Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

PS: I think Mum went there like three days in a row after that initial visit. I don’t think it’s happened before. Says something about what she thought of the place. Poh Ling Yeow; Yeow Family; Foodie

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