Head to the growing food mecca that is Burwood and make a beeline for Yang's Dumpling. Part of the popular Shanghainese chain, it first opened in Burwood as a takeaway-only spot. Thankfully, it has since set up shop on Deane Street with space to dine in, and another neon-lit outpost on Enmore Road in Newtown.
You'll want to order its signature sheng jian bao (from $7.80) — doughy, crisp-bottom dumplings filled with spicy pork mince. The xiao long bao ($8.80) here are also exceptional, as are the sui mai ($7.80), deep-fried mini pork buns (from $6.80) and the Sichuan-style wontons in peanut sauce ($10.80). Hot tip: order extra peanut sauce and put it on everything.