by Samantha MacKenzie



If you’ve ever walked through Queens Plaza at lunch time, you would have seen the line outside of New Shanghai. It’s usually out the door by quite a few people while inside is packed. Well, they have something new and exciting happening!

Fancy a Bunnings inspired snag wrapped in delicious dumpling dough? Or oozy, runny, oh-so delicious eggs benedict dumplings? Or maybe you’ve always dreamed of what a tasty meat-pie would be like as a dumpling? Well, you’re in luck as dumpling lovers from around the country are rejoicing with the news that New Shanghai is delivering its wackiest, most unique dumplings yet. And it was all decided by Australian dumpling fans.

Dumpling fanatics from all over the country have submitted their best of the best dumpling ideas and now the public can come in and experience the delectable Top Eight, delighting their palates with a tasting plate worthy of insta-fame.

After having entries open for over a month, the final top eight has been revealed, and we can tell you, they’re set to get you salivating and prepping your next Instagram post. Featuring innovative recipes such as a Banoffee Pie Dumpling (think caramel and banana deliciousness), Carbonara Dumpling (even Nonna would be oh so proud) and an Australian icon, the humble Bunnings Sausage (perfectly cooked sausage, with onion, mustard and tomato sauce all wrapped in a delicious dumpling dough)!

The tasting plate of the eight dumpling varieties will be available at New Shanghai Chadstone, New Shanghai Westfield Sydney and New Shanghai Queens Plaza for $15. After sampling for themselves, customers will also be given the opportunity to vote for their favourite flavour, the one they feel is most worthy of the sought-after Dumpling Master crown!

Aside from the highly prestigious title, once chosen the winner will also be given the privilege of having their dumpling ideation featured on New Shanghai menus across the country, as well as scoring FREE dumplings for an entire year. That’s right, one lucky person will finally have all of their dumpling dreams come true!

The full range of flavours featured in the top eight include:

  • Dumplings benedict
  • Black Forest Dumpling
  • The Aussie
  • Banoffee Delight
  • Carbonara Dumpling
  • Bunnings Bun
  • Tasty Trout
  • Aussie Pie

Come in and try out these deliciously different dumplings for yourself from Friday, November 1st to Sunday, November 10th at New Shanghai Chadstone, New Shanghai Westfield Sydney and New Shanghai Queens Plaza. Limited number available each day, available until sold out. Visit the website HERE for more.

Written By Jessica Kerr – Modern Currency

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