Southside Dumpling Festival

Feast your way through dumplings, har gow, gyoza and dim sums at this one-day event at Southside and Fish Lane Town Square.
Sarah Ward
Published on January 17, 2024


Calling all dumpling fiends: among the many highlights on the BrisAsia 2024 lineup, a festival devoted to these tasty parcels is up there with the best of them. On Sunday, February 4, the Southside Dumpling Festival will take over both its namesake restaurant and Fish Lane Town Square. Obviously, you already know what's on the menu.

Southside's Sous Chef Benny Lam is taking attendees on a tour of delicious dumplings, har gow, gyoza and dim sums. Pop-up kitchens will also be part of the fest, which is slinging tickets for $25, as will live performances.

Here's how it works: when you arrive, you'll receive a tasting steamer, which will be filled with three of the eatery's signature dumplings. Contained inside: prawn and truffle har gow; chicken siu mai with shiitake mushroom and black garlic; and peking duck and bamboo shoot dumplings with smoked hoi sin.

You can then also pick what you like to purchase, with options including lobster and chive har gow with smoked salmon caviar, plus wagyu xiao long bao with madeira and pickled ginger — and, although it isn't a dumpling variation, truffle prawn toast.

While the day runs from 10am–4pm, entry is timed, starting at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. But, once you're there, you can stay as long as your stomach demands.

If you have vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free dietary requirements, let the organisers know when you're booking.


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