It’s been a while since I ate at Dumpling Darlings but it is still as good when I had lunch there recently! The Lunch Set ($17) comes with a noodles, dumplings and a drink of your choice.

The Sichuan Pork Noodles and Braised Pork Noodles are delicious. The springy egg noodles go very well with the flavourful Sichuan minced meat and shredded pork ragu. The fried shallots and bacon sofrito add a nice crunch and fragrance to the noodles, and the Hanjuku egg is the cherry on top of the cake. Love it!

There is a variety of dumplings to choose from and they are generally good. The original dumplings feature thin dumpling skin with tasty pork and cabbage filling. However, the dumpling with the wow factor would have to be Fried Pierogi, which is a crispy parcel of smoked bacon, truffle potatoes, caramelised onions and cheddar. I’m not a big fan of deep-fried food but this is so good.

The iced drinks are equally good - I love their Grapefruit Thyme Green Tea and Longan Osmanthus Pu-Erh. Overall, this is a pretty good lunch spot in CBD given the quality and portion of the food served - satisfied!