It must have been such a strange thing when you encounter Asian dumplings and buns for the first time.  I grew up loving Vietnamese steam buns, which is basically the same as Chinese bbq buns, but we put alot more ingredients inside, like pork mince, peas, even vermicelli!

We ate lunch at Shanghai Food House in Ashfield today where you can see the amazing range of buns and dumplings, meat and vegetarian.. even ones with chives in the outer pasty.  As you can see above a vegetarian bun is only $1.20!

Or what about the steamed dumplings and buns below that you eat with dark soy or vinegar and chilli paste.

Or the various fried versions some with and some without filling… delicious!!!!

All these dumplings and buns were available at Shanghai Food House.

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