I finally made it to The Dumpling Hut in Montreal’s McGill Ghetto, on a day I decided was destined for a dumpling crawl. It was gray and drizzly, and I had nothing in the way of my search for excellent dumplings. A fellow dumpling lover joined my quest and we were both unanimous in choosing The Dumpling Hut as our favorite. Although the location is very central, this small restaurant is slightly hidden on Clark Street. Upon entering and walking past the entrance filled with notes from satisfied customers, we immediately felt as though we were being welcomed into the Chinese dumpling chef’s home. The interior is charming with high ceilings, big windows and creaky wooden floorboards.
The menu is short, with a variety of meat and vegetarian options. For maximum tasting selection, an order of 15 can be split into two choices. We opted for lamb and coriander and a vegetarian dumpling with zucchini and egg, both steamed, mine smothered with the exceptional homemade chili paste. Besides dumplings, the seaweed and cucumber salads are a delicious way to add some color to your plate. We finished the meal off with green tea and black sesame ice-cream, just the right sweet touch to conclude our dumpling feast.
My cravings for dumplings come on very suddenly so it is great to know where I can feed this hunger. I could even buy the dumplings frozen to prepare at home, but truthfully, The Dumpling Hut is much more than just its dumplings.