Dumplings ahoy at Yang's Dumpling, Burwood

Thursday, November 09, 2017

This dumpling eatery has cemented a spot in our hearts as one of our favourite dumpling places of all time. If you haven't heard of Yang's Dumpling before, then be you'll be itching to try their dumplings by the end of this post.
The pan fried pork buns at Yang's are things of beauty. They're the dumplings you absolutely must try, best described as a marvellous hybrid of the Shanghainese pan-fried pork bun, only with more filling and a thinner outer casing. The inside is bursting with a hot soup that threatens to spray out everywhere upon first bite. The bottom has the most gorgeous golden crunch with just a hint of chewiness. It's dumpling ingenuity.

We first tried these at their original hole-in-the-wall takeaway shop on Burwood road over a year ago. The menu at this store is short and concise, consisting of only two varieties of pan fried pork buns, pan fried and steamed dumplings, wonton soup and a handful of drinks and breakfast snacks. Their second outlet opened earlier this year, which is a larger space around the corner near Burwood Station with more tables for eating in. 

From the front window you can glimpse women deftly rolling out and filling each dumpling, working with an expert-like ease that comes with experience. Each dish is made to order, so you'll only get the freshest, hot-off-the-pan dumplings and must be careful not to burn your tongue if you're too eager.

Pan fried pork buns ($8.80)
The pan fried pork buns are stuffed to the brim with a juicy pork filling that's laced with a hint of warming ginger. Don't be fooled by their somewhat deflated appearance - these are deceptively filling and really, really tasty. 

The casing of the buns is thin around the top and sides and thicker at the bottom. The fragrant, fried bottom is what makes this bun so darn good. It's perfectly crispy, but has more of a soft crunch with a slight bite rather than a shard-like crisp. Inside, the filling sits in a hot, porky broth that moistens each bite and complements the bun really well. The shepherd's purse filling is well worth a try too - it's not as juicy as the pork version, but the veggies add a nice fresh flavour to the fried buns.

Pan fried pork dumplings ($8.80)
These are just like the buns, only in dumpling form. It's an ideal option for those who prefer less carb and more filling. There's that same wonderful soup surprise inside these dumplings, and the bottoms are just as deliciously golden and crunchy.

Shepherd's purse & pork wonton soup ($9.80)
Wonton soup is a nice relief from the other pan-fried items on the menu. These  wontons are filled with a similar pork and shepherd's purse mixture, and are robust little morsels that are served in a light broth with spring onions and a little bit of bok choy. It's a light, filling meal, although there's not as much flavour in these compared to the pork dumplings and buns. 

Yang's Dumpling offers a cheap, no frills, comforting feed. The great thing about it is that you can eat here pretty much any time of the day, because dumplings are ideal as both a snack or as part of a larger main meal. We'd find any excuse to pop past and pick up a box of their delicious buns when passing by, and love them so much that we've eaten them at least once every couple of weeks for the past few months. 

Yang's Dumpling Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato  

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