Dumplings are great any time of the year. Whether it's a rainy wintry day, a summer scorcher or smack bang in the middle of spring. Corresponding with the latter is World Dumpling Day, a food celebration we're happy to get behind when free dumplings are involved.
Yes, South Yarra's Oriental Teahouse is celebrating this fun food day, on Wednesday, September 26, with a barbecue pork bun giveaway. Head to the front window any time between 12pm and 2pm on the day and you'll snag yourself one for free. They are, sadly, limited to one per person.
The Chapel Street eatery thinks that's nowhere near enough dumpling fun, so it's also hosting a one-off dumpling degustation. Kicking off at 7pm, also on the Wednesday, the dinner features six courses of dumplings — including chilli prawn shu mai, braised duck leg dumplings, pulled pork dumplings, pine mushroom and celeriac dumplings, and lychee and red bean dumplings — for $55. If you'd like to pair your buns with matched wines, it'll set you back $85. You can snag yourself a table here.
If you're in the CBD, Oriental Teahouse's Little Collins Street is hosting an Unlimited Dumpling Party, where there'll be unlimited dumplings for $45. If you'd like a drink, you can also add on unlimited wine for $25. Bookings can be made here.