Experiences - Australia

Must-try Dumplings: Meet the Giant Xao Long Bao

How do you make a xiao long bao even more enticing? Super-size it! For a limited time, the Taiwanese dumpling masters at Din Tai Fung are serving giant xiao long baos that are so big they fill a whole steamer basket, and come with a straw to slurp up all of that luscious pork soup.

Visit one of Din Tai Fung’s dine-in restaurants, at four Sydney locations and one in Melbourne, to order a pork and prawn xiao long bao that’s seven times bigger than your standard soup dumpling.

But you’d better be quick! These big beauties are only available until November 30. If you can’t get your Din Tai Fung fix, check out some of our other must-try dumplings across Australia.

Giant XLB

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In Perth, join the queue at Authentic Bites Dumpling House for plump xiao long bao filled with juicy pork, a crab and pork combo, or prawn with luffa squash. The pan-fried kimchi dumplings are also proving popular!

In Melbourne, get your xiao long bao fix at HuTong Dumpling Bar in Chinatown or HuTong Peking Duck & Dumpling in Prahran. Keep an eye out for seasonal specials with truffle or lobster.

In Brisbane, beat a path to Bamboo Basket in Portside or Southbank, for classic Shanghainese soup dumplings with a filling so hot it comes with a warning!

Hungry for homemade dumplings? Follow these pro tips to make dumplings from scratch.

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