You might consider yourself a dumpling aficionado, but how many nations have your dumpling adventures taken you to? It's easy enough in downtown Melbourne to get your mouth around a xiao long bao from Shanghai or a prawn gow gee, but dumplings from other places — like Canada or Nepal — are not so easy to come by.
Luckily, South Yarra's Oriental Teahouse wants to help you seriously expand your global experience — all in one night. As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, the eatery is hosting the United Nations of Dumplings. Happening on Monday, March 19 and again on Wednesday, March 21, it'll give you the chance to sample 16 dumplings from as many countries. Get ready for Nepalese turkey momos with tomato cilantro sauce, Polynesian crab Rangoon fried wontons, maple syrup dumplings direct from Quebec and another 13 parcels of wonder.
Dumplings alone will set you back $58 and you can add matching drinks for an extra 40 bucks.