Oriental Teahouse is one of the more underated Asian eateries of Melbourne. Offering roaming yum cha all of the time (no need to wait for the traditional Sunday lunch), Oriental Teahouse has a venue both in Little Collins Street and South Yarra. On this occasion, we hit up Little Collins Street.
Whilst Oriental Teahouse offers more than just dumplings, dumplings seemed to feature heavily on the yum cha roaming menu of the day. Of the dumplings we tried, both the peking duck dumplings and the prawn dumplings deserve honorary mentions - whilst the site of the pink peking duck dumplings made me slightly hesitant, both types of dumplings were fresh and full of flavour.
The chili wagyu beef dumplings and the XO scallop and prawn dumplings were also pretty tasty - but would have tasted even better if they hadn't come out luke warm.
The venue at Little Collins Street, however, is not one of its highlights - incredibly dark (and not in the mood lighting way), the tables are surprisingly small for 2 guests, making it rather difficult to order more than one offering of yum cha at a time.
Verdict: Like - get around to trying it at some point