Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Hu Tong Dumpling Bar, Prahran

So your relationship with the local Chinese joint for yum cha is probably suffering from a bit of a speed bump. Sure you’ve been together for a long time, but geez it’s really let itself go. You thought that once you exchanged vows, things would change, but it still sadly its stuck in the late 80s. And while this partner gives you reliable, it getting tiring.

Time for a fling at Hu Tong. Glammed up with a sharp sense of style, there’s a real sense of Chinese sensibility fit for the big named suburb it’s located in. So the seats are filled by more gweilo than those from the motherland, and the trolleys roll the usual dishes such as cha sui bao, sui mai, har gao, dan tart, spring rolls etc etc, there’s definitely a few things worth going for. Won tons in chilli oil are superb, the outer casing springy and el dente, with just enough mild burn from the sauce. Order two serves. But save room for the famed xiao long bao, those delightful mini dumplings mysteriously filled with a rich broth. Order two of them as well.

Go on, give into the guilty pleasure and do what’s right for you. What you local Chinese don’t know won’t hurt them.

4 / 5 yums!
Where? 162 Commercial Rd, Prahran, VIC
What? Around $30 for a good feed

1 comment:

Lauren aka Ms Baklover said...

Oh, do they do yum cha too? I bet it's awesome. I love the city location - just went recently. Love the decor, the service was great, and the XLB - well, it goes without saying!

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