PLAYMAKER
The Playmaker
Let's play
PLAYMAKER
  • It's Tuesday
    What day is it?
  • Now
    What time is it?
  • Anywhere in Melbourne
    Where are you?
  • What do you feel like?
    What do you feel like?
  • And what else?
    And what else?
  • LET'S PLAY
By Leisha Kapor
February 10, 2018
  shares

HuTong

This long-running CBD spot dishes up fuss-free, Shanghainese food.
By Leisha Kapor
February 10, 2018
  shares

A long-standing favourite in the Chinatown end of the CBD, HuTong Dumpling Bar gets its name from the lanes and alleyways of ancient China — and it serves up delicious homestyle Chinese cooking in its honour.

With three levels of dining space and open for lunch every day of the week, Hutong is always a good choice for a midday or post-work feast. The restaurant is praised for its authentic Shanghainese food, though the menu does highlight dishes that originate from other provinces — like dry chicken in hot chilli from Szechuan and Dong Po Square soft pork from Hangzhou.

But it's the dumplings that everyone come for and many traditional styles are represented, from the soupy shao-long bao from east China and boiled dumplings stuffed with spinach of the north to the Szechuan-style wantons swimming in hot chilli sauce and Shanghainese pan-fried bites. And, of course, you're allowed to BYO wine for a $4.50 per person corkage fee. Just be sure to make a booking.

 

  •   shares
      shares
  • VIEW COMMENTS

NEARBY PLACES

  • List
  • Map

SIMILAR RESTAURANTS

  • List
  • Map

NEARBY EVENTS

  • List
  • Map
Tap and select Add to Home Screen to access Concrete Playground easily next time. x
Counter