One of the wonderful stops we had during our Binondo Food Tour (see previous post) was at a dumpling restaurant. Authentic Northern Chinese cooking was on offer at this small but delicious outlet. I promised our guide I would not publish its whereabouts so you would have to take his tour to find outâ€¦ but I wouldnâ€™t have been able to tell you the name anyway because I canâ€™t read Chinese characters and thatâ€™s all that was posted on the glass doors of the restaurant. At any rate, we had meat and vegetable dumplings poached in broth or water and served with a nice light soy and garlic sauce as well as some of the most wicked and delicious chilli sauce. In addition, we ordered fried dumplings that were also really good. First, the dough was rolled out right in front of our eyes then the stuffed and slow fried in soya bean oil. The fried dumplings were cut into four and eaten with the same sauces as the boiled dumplings.
The dough being rolled out for the fried dumplings pictured aboveâ€¦
Dumplings ready for poachingâ€¦
Wicked good chilli sauce, a homemade concoction that was a real hitâ€¦