248 Morrison Street, Haymarket, EDINBURGH, EH3 8DT
When Jian Wang opened in 1997, she intended to supply what she saw as a deficiency in Chinese catering in the UK - jiaozi, the traditional dumplings of her native Dongbei (in northeast China). That the dumplings won this charming café an accolade on Gordon Ramsay's F-Word speaks volumes about the commitment to authentic quality that drives the place. The red-and-yellow menus are essentially a dim sum format, featuring a myriad of little bites full of savoury intensity, textural variety and spice. Fried pork and prawn guo tie (pot-stickers) are little bombs of flavour, all the better for dipping in rice vinegar and soy, while the boiled items include beef and chilli, lamb and leek, and chicken. Other successful orders are crispy squid in sesame seeds and lemongrass, cumin-seeded lamb, and sides such as gingery beansprout salad, and garlic-fried aubergine. Finish with Mongolian fried dumplings, non-traditionally filled with chocolate ice cream.
Tel: 0131 221 1155
& 440 4708
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Open all year.
Sunday lunch available.
Cooking type: Traditional Chinese
Chef: Xuwei Yu
Number of seats: 80
Accessible for wheelchairs.
Steps for wheelchair: 2
A La Carte Dinner Main Course from: £6.00
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