For a city that it is renowned for its dumpling houses, it came as quite a surprise to realise that South Melbourne was missing one for quite some time. But Three Little Dumplings has come along to fill the void.
As with many other dumpling houses, Three Little Dumplings offers a cheap and cheerful no frills (cash only) experience (with byo of course). Also as with many other dumpling houses, your safest bet is to stick with the dumplings. The highlights of our meal were by far the pan fried pork dumplings and the steamed scallop dumplings. Juicy, flavorsome, and coming out in a flash, they were so good we ordered another plate.
The fried rice and the chicken satay were okay - but nothing to write home about, with a few bits of grisly chicken making an appearance.
he wontons in spicy soup, however, can be given a miss. The wontons were soggy and the soup was flavourless.
With friendly staff, a cheap pricetag, and let's be honest, a monopoly of the South Melbourne dumpling house market, Three Little Dumplings is definitely on the list if in the mood for a dumpling sesh in South Melbourne.
Verdict: Like - get around to trying it at some point if in the mood for a dumpling sesh.