68 Koornang Road
Open 7 Days
Chinese restaurants have been around in Australia for a long time. They can be found in any suburb and used to be catered to the Western taste. Aunties dumplings is one of those places where it caters to both Asian and Western demographic.
When we first started going over to Auntie's dumplings in 2008, we were intrigued how a huge bowl of noodles cost only $6.50. Both Chris and me have absolute love for noodle soups and to find that here we have more than 5 types on a single menu, its heaven for us.
Auntie's dumpling is located on the main street of Suburb,Carnegie and is one of the many Asian eateries along it. One can say, its the only one that is always full. I think I have to blame Matt Preston for his review of the place in 2009 in The Age. Now, if we arrived a little too late, we would have to wait in queue for at least 10 minutes.
Of course we come back not for the service or the ambience. The decor is no frills and the 'auntie' herself, for all these years, I have only seen her smile once.
Its more because of the food. Chris feels its one of the healthiest meals you can get at $7.50 and also delicious. Its basically our unofficial quick fix hang out, and takes us less than 10 minutes to get there. Our usual selection are meals number 8. Boiled Chicken and Prawn dumplings(10 pieces), $8.00 and 38. Vegetarian Noodle soup, $7.50, off their yellow menu. We have also ordered their fried noodles, Roast Duck, Mapo Tofu, fried rice and many more in the past. All very good, we have no complaints. They also have quite a variety of different Chinese food from different provinces from China, there is a lot to explore.
1) Cheap, generous amount and healthy
2) Open till late - 9pm
3) Good accessibility to venue and Wheelchair Friendly
1) CASH ONLY, although there is ATM machines and banks on the main road.
2) No smile from Auntie
3) Always Crowded during Peak time
Price- low- medium
Ambiance- no frills but very clean
**Suitable for small to medium size groups
**Train stop- Carnegie station - heaps of buses pass by as well.