Ahhhh, the Dumpling House Restaurant. We have been going to this place for years, for a couple of reasons. Firstly, the food is incredibly delicious and secondly, it’s super cheap.
When going to the Dumpling House Restaurant, keep your eyes peeled for this sign. Because Spadina has so many Chinese signs, they blend in like a neon sign in Las Vegas.
However, there is one unique thing about the outside of this restaurant and that is the chefs working in the front window.
It may look clean and fancy now but it looked pretty grungy a year ago before it was renovated. The food was so good that we ate there despite the dingy decor and nasty restrooms. I don’t remember much about how the restrooms look now, but I do remember being impressed with how much they have changed for the better.
Look!!! It’s an alien lifeform!!! Despite looking like something from a “Creature Feature”, this is actually just showing you the inside of a pork and shrimp steamed dumpling. Don’t worry, there are no alien larvae in your dumplings (P.S. my mom was really impressed by the size of the shrimp).
See how appetizing they actually look. To be honest, I just wanted you to see them in their “non-mangled” state.
One thing that I think is really distinctive about this restaurant is that the dumpling dough actually has flavour.
About a year ago I did not like the fried dumplings (above are the Fried Minced Beef Dumplings).
I think that is because we were on a really “healthy” diet that didn’t include red meat or fatty/fried foods. But now my mom and me have come to love unhealthy, artery-clogging, hospitalization causing – foods like this.
This is why we have a gym membership. Don’t worry, we did take some of this home for later.