One thing that we Asians cannot get enough of are dumplings. We are sure that everyone can agree that these delicious little blobs of joy are one of the best things that have come out of our Asian cuisine.
When we heard about a new stall located along Amoy Street that is solely dedicated to dumplings, we knew that we definitely had to check it out!
From interesting flavours such as Momo Curry to fusion dumplings such as Fried Pierogi, Dumpling Darlings is definitely an interesting place to check out if you’re a dumpling lover.
Hidden away in a little crevice at Amoy Street, Dumpling Darlings is almost hard to spot amongst all the other colourful stalls that line the street. We soon found it after spotting their adorable neon light sign in the shape of a dumpling.
They have both an air-conditioned dining area as well as a small al fresco portion. The interior was quirkily decorated and looked like a modern oriental Japanese bar. The entire space was incredibly small and intimate, so it makes for a perfect place for a date!
Before we got our food, we were served a complimentary vegetable appetiser. We ordered their lunch set meal which was S$16 per set. Each lunch set comes with your choice of noodles, 5 dumplings as well as a drink.
For drinks, we opted for a Longan Osmanthus Pu-Erh and a Grapefruit Thyme Strawberry Tea. The drinks were incredibly satisfying to drink, especially on a sweltering hot day.
For the lunch menu, we were given a choice of Miso Mushroom Noodles, Braised Pork Noodles or Sichuan Pork Noodles. We opted for a bowl of Braised Pork Noodles and Sichuan Noodles and we were pleasantly surprised by how it turned out.
The noodles for both dishes were delightfully springy and had just the right amount of chewiness to it. The Braised Pork Noodles was coated in a delicious, savoury sauce that had chunks of pork in it while the Sichuan Noodles came with a lovely, tangy sauce that was not too spicy.
Finally, we have the star of the show: the dumplings themselves! There were a number of interesting flavours such as Fried Pierogi, Spicy Sichuan, Smoked Duck, Momo Curry and Veggie Mandu.
The Original dumplings had a lovely, crisp underside that gave the dumpling a nice crunch when bitten into. The ratio of filling to dumpling skin was just right and it was filled with a generous amount of juicy minced pork collar.
The Smoked Duck dumplings were definitely interesting. Each dumpling was filled to the brim with chunks of chopped-up moist, tender smoked duck.
44 Amoy Street
Tel: +65 8223 9249
Mon to Thu: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 10.30pm
Fri: 11.30am – 3pm, 6pm – 2am
Sat: 6pm – 2am
(Closed on Sundays)
Nearest Station: Telok Ayer