On the south side, past the famous streets of Sunnybank, there’s not many authentically delicious spots for Asian cuisine— until now. Nestled within Centro Pinelands in Sunnybank Hills lives a Little Red Dumpling Bar taking the south side by storm. Little Red brings the rich culture and traditional flavours of Chinese food to this little quiet suburb of Sunnybank Hills.
Little Red offers a full bar with an array of beers, mocktails and signature cocktails to pair with your delicious food selection! We went with a Virgin Pina Colada, Mojito and a Cinderella. Both the Pina Colada and Mojito were the perfect balance of flavours without it being too sweet. However, the Cinderella was just a tad too sweet with orange, lemon and pineapple juice… which is kind of perfect if you think about it. Pricing is very well priced with each cocktail only costing $12 while the mocktails are $6.50. This affordable price point is displayed throughout the menu with the priciest main costing only $11.80.
From the entrée’s we ordered the Deep Fried Wonton’s ($5.00), Xiao Long Bao ($6.00) and the Wasabi Prawns ($8.80), which was by far my favourite. Now I’m not usually one for spicy food but the Wasabi Prawns had the perfect balance between spicy and crispy with an extra bonus of lettuce to make me feel healthy and less guilty about eating deep fried prawns. Mmmmm, deep fried prawns. The deep fried wontons were crispy and stuffed with filling, unlike many fried wontons where all you can taste is fried pastry. The Xiao Long Bao was a welcomed lighter part of the meal to help prepare my tastebuds for what I can only describe as “my new reason for living”.
We started with the Lamb and Coriander Dumplings ($9.80) which was a pleasant surprise of ingredients and flavour! This had to be one of my favourite dumplings from the visit, but with 8 varieties to choose from, who knows! I’m still yet to try the pork chives dumplings. The pan fried dumplings ($9.80) are known as the number one dish to try at Little Red, which I agree, there was a massive amount of filling, there was no excess oil and the dumplings were pan fried perfectly. But the Lamb and Coriander is still the reigning victor in my opinion!
You can also choose from an array of noodle and rice dishes and we hear the Braised Beef on Rice ($9.80) is to die for. Couldn’t agree more! The beef was tender and cooked really well, the sauce complimented the beef well and the surrounding dishes.
Of course, we had to end with desserts to make certain we walked out feeling like stuffed pan fried dumplings. The desserts are very well priced at $5.50 each and we couldn’t go past the deep fried ice cream and lychees with ice cream. The deep fried ice cream was done really well with a lot of the coconut-y taste coming through. And the lychees with ice cream? Well, it’s a very simple dish but the flavours combine really nicely.
Overall, Little Red Dumpling Bar has brought an exciting new twist to Sunnybank Hills with its culturally modern décor, diverse menu selections and traditional flavours. This place will have you coming back for more, I guarantee it because I’m planning to go back this week. I give this place a 4 out of 5 dumplings!
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