Wednesday, April 18, 2007

April 15, 2007: Wonton soup

In our explorations of the South Melbourne Markets, we stumbled onto Mama Tran's dumpling shop - they make the dumplings while you watch and sell them in packs of 9 for $5.90. I'm sure proper foodies would have bought all the ingredients from the fresh stalls at the markets and then made their own little vegie parcels, but I was happy to take the easy way out and pick up a pack of pre-made dumplings.

The plan for the dumplings was some sort of improvised won-ton soup: a big pot filled with garlic, vegie stock, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, a dash of kecap manis, a few dried chillies, some chinese cabbage and carrot peelings and the dumplings, all boiled together into a delicious soup. It was thrown together pretty much off the top of my head, but things turned out well - spicy and richly flavoured, with just enough of the dumplings to fill us up. Tremendous.


  1. are you talking about the shop that sells the best dimsims in Melbourne? There's usually a decent line of people getting the hug steamed dim sims.

  2. I'm pretty sure this is a different one - more uncooked (and cooked) dumplings than dim sims and no line at all!