Chinese New Year is coming up on Tuesday 5th February and it’s a time for us all to appreciate the delicious cuisine that we always opt for on a Friday night.

Each dish cooked up for the festivities comprises a different blessing for the New Year and you’ll see why we chose this one.  Dumplings are shaped like ancient Chinese silver and gold ingots (their old form of currency) and when you wrap them, it symbolises wrapping a fortune. Legend has it that the more dumplings you eat during Chinese New Year, the more money you’ll make in the New Year.

Gone are the days where you thought about selling your kidneys on the black market to afford your morning lattes, or becoming an influencer and having to blog your trip to the supermarket to make a buck. Simply splurge on dumplings from one of our top picks and you may just be lucky this year.

CBD Dumpling House

148 Bunda Street, Canberra


40 Bunda Street, Canberra


16 Iluka St, Narrabundah

Yat Bun Tong

10-12 Lonsdale Street, Braddon

Portia’s Place  

11 Kennedy St, Kingston

China Plate

5/11 Kennedy St, Kingston

Au Lac Vegan Cuisine

4/35-39 Woolley St, Dickson

Shop G90A Corinna Street, Phillip

Chairman & Yip

1 Burbury Cl, Barton

Dickson Dumpling House

77/2 Cape St, Dickson


18/19 Eastlake Parade, Kingston

Happy Chinese New Year!