Darwin’s best dumplings

In Melbourne and Sydney you can head to Chinatown and know you’re in the right place for a supreme dumpling, but in Darwin they’re not so central to a region in the city. Luckily for you, we’ve dabbled in dumplings across the whole city to bring you… the best dumplings in Darwin!

Nonna Dumpings

We’re calling it! These are the best dumplings in Darwin. This tiny restaurant sits only a handful of tables, but it’s well worth the wait. The menu consists almost solely of dumplings, which are clearly their specialty! Our local’s tip is to order the soup dumplings and the pork & kimchi fried dumplings, with the special chilli sauce (that’s a must!). You will not regret it! You’ll find them at 21 Knuckey St, Darwin.

Mays Dumplings

Mays Dumplings pop-up dumpling stall is found at both the Parap and Rapid Creek Markets. These rank second on our list of dumplings in Darwin. Their ingredient combinations are on-point, with flavoured pastries – beetroot, pumpkin, spinach or plain. Our locals tip is to get a combination of pork + eggplant, beef + celery, chicken + lemongrass and the vegetarian.

A selection of Mays Dumplings

Little Miss Korea (LMK)

We love LMK for so many reasons – the Bibimbap, Beef Cheeks, KFC (Korean Fried Chicken), but also the dumplings! Available in pork or vegetarian, Little Miss Korea know how to do a dumpling. Our local’s tip – Monday’s from 5-7pm is dumpling happy hour! Order up big because dumplings are only $1 each!

Little Miss Korea’s pork dumplings

Lazy Susan’s

If you’re craving some dumplings on a Sunday, then Lazy Susan’s yum cha should be on your list! We’ve also found yum cha to be extremely effective in curing a Sunday hangover. Bookings are required from 11am each Sunday. Our local’s tip is order the soup dumplings and the steamed wontons in spicy sauce.

Sunday yum cha at Lazy Susan’s

Steam Up

Hidden off Smith St Mall in the Vic Hotel Courtyard is Steam Up. Their pan fried pork dumplings and beef dumplings are ranked high on our list! Whilst they also specialise as a dim-sum restaurant, our local’s tip is have the dumplings as entree to the spicy beef frisket hot pot… YUM!

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