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When someone says Dumplings — I’m there! Steamed or fried — I don’t care, I love it all! So naturally, it was love at first bite when we met Caitlin from Feast on Foot. Her walking food and dumpling tours are out of this world! Not only do you get to eat from a selection of special dumpling houses in Adelaide’s CBD, but you also experience a private mini street art tour and a brief history of our wonderful inner city. So naturally, we pinned Caitlin down and made her tell us her WHERE to get the best dumplings in Adelaide.



By Caitlin from Feast on Foot
In no particular order :


1. Sushi bar GENKI

Genki started life in the David Jones food court and has graduated upwards to Gouger Street. Delicious vegetarian gyoza, amazing ramen and the freshest sushi, brilliant!



2. Star House Chinese Restaurant

Star House is my number one for yum cha. I cannot go past their siu mai or pork buns and their scallop dumplings are to die for.



3. Sukhumvit Soi 38

Soi 38 is a cheeky contender, with their sago dumplings filled with pork and peanut. Hot tip, ask for extra coconut sauce.



4. Red Panda Dumplings – Golden Grove

A suburban shout out, Red Panda Golden Grove has the best suburban Chinese dumplings I have found. Their soup dumplings are an experience! Thoroughly worth a drive.


5. Kenny Wangs

A seasonal delight, Kenny Wang’s good vibes, good dumplings and good beer make summer great.



6. Piroshki Cafe

Blink and you’ll miss it but Piroshki Cafe is an absolute hidden gem in the Central Markets. Savoury and sweet tooths are taken care of here!

Image credit: CIT Photography


7. Fushun Dumpling and Noodle House

Another hole-in-the-wall, Fushun make their dumplings fresh and they are plump, juicy pieces of happiness. Take the test, do you prefer steamed or fried? (I love steamed!)

Image credit: CIT Photography


8. Mandoo

A staple amongst those in the know, you can watch the chef hand make the Mandoo in front of your eyes. For something different, try the house specialty — Kimchi Mandoo.

 Image credit: CIT Photography


9. Sit Lo

They recently won Best Lunch On The Run for damn good reason! Gorgeous fluffy bao stuffed full of tasty, locally sourced ingredients.



10. Yum Dumplings

Another for the Chinese Dumplings list (because why not) Yum Dumplings may look like a sushi place, but it also has excellent dumplings and hand made noodles.



Salivating yet? Join me on Feast On Dumplings. If you want more variety we also have The Adelaide Feast, with six cuisines from around the world. Book HERE.

Caitlin xx

Hayley Pearson

Hayley Pearson

Co-Creator and Writer for Adelady, she still gets goosebumps that she’s combined her creative passion with sharing the best of her stunning home state.


  • Carolyn Sickerdick says:

    I’m surprised you didn’t include the Dumpling King in china town in your top 10 places to have dumplings.. They are the best Asian dumplings in Adelaide

  • Sue says:

    No. 9 doesn’t look a patch on this we have eaten at Madam Hanoi.

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