14-16 Market Ln Melbourne, CBD VIC 3000
03 9650 8128
HuTong Dumpling Bar (HuTong)'s dumpling is by far one of my personal favourite dumpling place. One of their signature dish is the Xiao long bao. The first bite into this little dumpling is an explosive of pork broth, which is extremely flavoursome, aromatic and just delicious.
|Xiao long boa|
|HuTong from the outside|
|Entrance to HuTong|
|Lunch time menu with HuTong's special dishes|
I decided to order the Xiao long bao. I have to say, it took approximately 10 minutes for this dish to arrive.
|Xiao long bao, $9.50AUD|
Xiao long bao contain 10 Xiao long bao serving size. It comes with thin slide ginger, which according to my Chinese friend, it is to be eaten with Xiao long bao.
|Inside Xiao long boa|
When I cut open the Xiao long bao, the clear golden pork broth just burst out of the Xiao long bao. The pork ball inside was super moist, tender and very clean tasting. The pastry that wrap it was not too starchy, thin and almost really just there to hold together the pork and the delicious broth.
|Bursting of pork broth|
My Chinese friend recommended to add soy sauce and ginger as the accompanied, and that work wonderfully. The soy sauce was not too salty. It had a nice splash of vinegar mix into it. The ginger added a nice spice complementary to Xiao long bao.
|Szechuan Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Rice (Szechuan), $9.80 AUD|
As for the main dish, I decided to go with the very famous Szechuan Bean Curd with Minced Pork and Rice. This dish is cook in traditional Szechuan style, that is lots of spice.
|Eating with rice is the best way|
Personally, this dish is way too oily for me. However, I found that when eaten with rice this help to de-oil. The first few bite of this combination is delicious. However, once rice is situated with the oil from the dish it become overly oily again. Yet, that is just me though. My Chinese friend just keep on eating this dish like there was no obstacle at all.
|Eggplant with minced pork in chilli sauce, $9.80 AUD|
My friend when with the Eggplant with Minced Pork in Chilli Sauce with rice. Initially, I though my dish was oily, yet the level of silliness is nothing compare to this dish. As shown in the picture, this dish is almost "flooded" in oil. However, the taste is absolutely fantastic.
|Best to eat with rice|
The eggplant was sweet, the sauce was tangy and salty. But a perfect marriage of minced pork and chilli. Similar to the first dish, this dish is best eaten with rice. As the rice will absorb majority of the excess oil.
|Chinese lady hand make the dumpling|
Beside the joyful of eating delicious food at HuTong, another joy of eating at this place is the pressure to knows that every thing is make fresh!
|The dumpling is make one by one|
Watching the Chinese lady making HuTong's dumpling one at a time, surely make me felt like love and care really has been put into HuTong's food. That is no wonder why the food is absolutely delicious there. HuTong, you totally gave me a gracious experience eating there.