Billy’s Dumplings – Surry Hills

A new restaurant popped up in Surry Hills.

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Of course I had to try it. Love dumplings! Favorite: pork and chives.

So I tried a few different fillings. All steamed. 1) pork and chives 2) chicken with bamboo and pine nuts 3) pork with dill

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When your dumplings are served up, you can simply pour vinegar over the dumplings and enjoy.

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These are authentic northern China (Beijing) dumplings, the skin is thin but does not break easily. The meat is tender and juicy.

I have never been a fan of bamboo, but these dumplings were done really well. The bamboo is well cooked and the pine nuts takes centre stage.

Haven’t had a chance to try the other dishes. But looking around, the portions are generous. Would love to give the pork belly a try.

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Very conveniently located, I will definitely be back soon!

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Takeaway available, and they do seasonal specials too.

Edited: 1 Oct 2013
So, I’ve got my hands on the slow cooked pork belly and a pan fried pork and chives dumplings. Mmmm, love the potatoes and sauce!! Huge portion!! Should be shared, with a steaming bowl of rice each.

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Edit: 7 November 2013
New seasonal menu!

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I had the large soup dumplings 汤包 (tang bao) which is a southern Chinese way of saying “Xiao long Bao”. Had my Shanghai friend with me, and she commented that this is really authentic.

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Had one of their regular menu items, cold noodles with chicken fillet served with peanut sauce. It’s a cold dish, huge serving size, more than enough for 2. The noodles to sauce ratio is perfect, not too little, coats the noodles quite evenly. You toss it up like a salad and enjoy!

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Took a shot at the wonton soup, also a huge portion. The chicken pieces in the soup is prepared in the “drunken chicken” style, and it’s tender and delicious. Soup was a tad salty, but the staff was quite happy to add more clear soup stock into it and made it better.

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Tried their dessert! Fried glutinous rice ball with red bean paste, with a coconut coating. I think there’s probably coconut milk mixed into the red bean paste, either way, it’s a well done glutinous rice ball, and I really like glutinous rice cakes.

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Edit: 13 November 2013
Got some takeaway to check on the food quality on how it holds up. It actually is pretty good!

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Edit: 21st November 2013
Tried another dessert today, vanilla ice cream with mango topping, with a side of osmanthus and water chestnut jelly. The jelly is made in-house and I have to say, I like it! it is not too over powering, not too sweet, simply delicious. Good firm jelly texture, and the water chestnut gives it a great crunch. Ice cream goes really well. The dumplings are pandan flavoured, and I guess it does go with the ice cream and mango (South-east Asian flavours), but I like the jelly best!
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Enjoy!!

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