Well, wow isn’t exactly how I’d describe Wow Dumpling to be honest.
I’d had this West End restaurant on my list for some time and a colleague of mine, Sandra and I snuck out for a quick lunch to try them.
Wow Dumplings is hidden away on Vulture Street, a small eatery with a couple of tables inside and out. I’m fairly sure there was one person working the front and back as she was the only outwardly facing contact, kept disappearing out the back and wait times were long. There was a limited menu and limited seating – it’s not set for big scale service.
We tried the Malaysian laksa wontons poached in soup. They were nice at first bite but the flavour became quite overwhelming after a while. Too rich with the wontons.
Next up? A handmade ramen dry noodle.. thing. Szechuan Noodle Bowl. It was quite nice but again the flavour was a bit overpowering after a few mouthfuls.
The weird thing I found was that there was no soy, chilli or black vinegar on the tables to mix your dumplings in. They were simply served as is. I could definitely have gone for some vinegar.
Their simple pork dumplings (and vegetarian for Sandra) – the poached dumplings in szechuan chilli sauce were quite nice but not worth going back for. I’d rather go to New Shanghai, Little Red Dumpling or Fat Dumpling any day.
Where’s your favourite stop for dumplings in Brisbane? I want to try Fat Noodle next, apparently they have good xiao long bao.