Steamed, fried or floating in broth, the cheap and cheerful pillows of taste known simply as dumplings are a staple in Melbourne. Whether you fancy them stuffed with minced pork and prawn, or mushroom and chives, this list of CBD dumpling houses will deliver.

Din Tai Fung

The Taiwanese chain famous for its xiaolongbao.

M002/4 Emporium Melbourne 287 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


Strong xiaolongbao game.

14-16 Market Lane
Melbourne VIC

Shanghai Village

A student staple, with plates under $10.

112 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC


HuTong's more upmarket sibling.

25 Little Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000


A tiny canteen serving up fluffy pillows of goodness.

Shop 4 19-37 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne VIC

Mr Huang Jin

Forget the rest of the menu, the dumplings are all you need here.

4-5 Katherine Place, 517 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000