ShanDong Mama Mini, Melbourne

Tucked in Centre Place laneway in Melbourne is ShanDong Mama Mini, a colourful hole in the wall eatery serving pan-fried dumplings and craft beer.

ShanDong Mama Mini, MelbourneShanDong Mama Mini

Squeeze along the tiny tables that remind you of Paris cafes for some tasty dumplings and meals to share.

ShanDong Mama Mini, MelbourneLittle Rachel Seafood Dumplings

Little Rachel Seafood Dumplings ($10.80 for 7) pack a tasty mixture of prawns, calamari and salmon seasoned with chives, sesame oil and Chinese cabbage.

ShanDong Mama Mini, MelbourneMackerel Fish

The house special pan fried Mackerel fish dumplings ($12.80 for 7) contains a silky  mousse of fresh mackerel fillet mixed by hand with coriander, ginger and chives, a traditional recipe from the coastal city of Yan Tai in Shandong province.

ShanDong Mama Mini, MelbourneStewed Pork Belly Bun

Stewed Pork Belly Buns ($4.5) come in fluffy bao with crunchy peanuts. Add your favourite craft beer from the likes of Australian Brewery or Holgate.

Shandong Mama Mini serves tasty and affordable food in a casual and cheerful atmosphere. This is a find if you stumble  upon it, but now that you know, go and seek it out. Chef Neil Perry recently listed it in Where to Get Australia’s Best-Value Asian Street Food in Quisine, the QANTAS Inflight Magazine.

Shandong Mama Mini
Shop 5, Centre Place
258-260 Flinders Lane
Melbourne VIC 3000

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ShanDong Mama Mini, Melbourne was last modified: July 9th, 2016 by Corinne Mossati

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the founder and editor of Gourmantic. An avid scribe, she has taken pen to paper since the age of five. Her repertoire includes long works of fiction, short stories and travelogues. She is a winner of the GT travel writing competition, has judged the Australasian Whisky Awards and several cocktail competitions. She is also named in the Australian Bartender Most Influential List.

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