This place does geat pork dumplings. The service was kind of meh when me and 4 of my friends rocked up but we did walk in at a busy time so it's to be expected. Food comes out hot and fast and the portion sizes are pretty great too. Ppyou can quite hapily feed 2 people for roughly 12 dollars each.
Best dumplings ever! Huge portions, fresh, a place to return to again and again. They get seriously busy so waiting is common and to expected any time after 5ish. I love the fact they have a good range of slightly less traditional choices like fried beans with chilli and cumin.
The dumplings here are probably the best in Auckland in terms of taste and price. Ignore the haters that put the place down for poor service because frankly it's a typical standard for what you get at any chinese cheap eats. However since coming here for the last few years the service is getting better and more staff are able to speak English
We dined for the first time as we have been hearing rave reviews from friends about their dumplings. We ordered steamed pork with chives dumplings, Mapo Tofu and Yangzhou Fried rice. The dumplings was juicy, meaty and savoury. The tofu on Mapo Tofu was silky and smooth with a bit of a spicy kick however since this is supposedly a pork dish, it would be nicer with more pork in it. The Yangzhou fried rice was ok a bit average in taste with peas, corns and carrots that tasted like what we buy frozen from the supermarket. The place past 5pm was already busy with all the tables full. The service was fast and the dishes are reasonably priced. Will come back again to try the other dumplings.
The staff member that served me was incredibly rude and looked like she did not want to be there. I felt like I had offended her, as she was rolling her eyes when I asked questions about the menu, and threw her notebook across the counter like she didn't care. I ordered takeaway dumplings, which were good, but I would not go back due to the poor service. I also suggest checking the reviews on their Facebook page, as many others agree that whilst the food is amazing - the service is very poor.
They are always pretty busy so I recommend going with a bit of time up your sleeves! But the food is never a let down here and it generally all comes our fairly fast, the longest part of the whole visit is waiting for a table.
I recommend the spring onion pancakes, I've never found any better!
571 Dominion Rd Balmoral Auckland 1041
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