For some time now I’ve been watching the refit of Dickson’s old frozen custard joint on Cape St with a great deal of interest.
What new culinary delights would emerge?
Last week my anticipation was rewarded when the signs went up for the “Dickson Dumpling House”
Yesterday a friend and I went in for lunch and, wow!
The peking duck pancake I had as an entree was astonishingly good, the skin perfectly crisped.
The tea was also a very pleasant surprise. This is proper chinese tea with flowers, bits of bark, and seed pods, not just tea leaves.
But when eating at a dumpling house it’s all about the dumplings right?
They did not disappoint. These are not coming from a freezer bag. There’s a team of small Chinese women on display beavering away in the kitchen making them by hand and it really shows in the wonderful delicate and juicy dumplings they produce.
If you’re a fan of the form check it out.
It’s not a bad bet for diners on a budget either. Some of the serves come as cheap as $6.
Make sure you ask for some chili and soy sauce with your dumplings though to get the flavours really sparked up.
They’ve also got an extensive Chinese restaurant menu, but there’s only so much that can be sampled in a single lunch.
I’ll definitely be going back soon.
What: The Dickson Dumpling House Where: 2 Cape St, Dickson How Much: Filling lunch for two (without drinks): $46 Licensing: BYO, beer OK. Contact: 6248 8350