Oriental Teahouse and David’s bring seafood degustations to Good Food Month

26 and 27 June 2018

Oriental Teahouse Prawn Dumpling Degustation

David’s Seafood

South Yarra’s Oriental Teahouse returns
with another not-to-be-missed dumpling degustation, this time dedicated to a 12 variety culinary parade of delicious prawn dumplings on Tuesday 26 June.

Taking place in Zhou Zhou Bar, the cosy drinking den located upstairs will be transformed into a prawn dumpling paradise.

Set to be an unforgettable night, the degustation offers to answer why the delicate prawn dumpling remains king of yum cha. The six-course extravaganza will include five new flavours available only on the night:

  • Rice paper prawn, asparagus and seaweed dumplings
  • Creamy mushroom prawn dumplings
  • Japanese seaweed prawn pan fried dumplings
  • Wasabi prawn money bag dumplings
  • Chilli prawn and coriander Shu Mai dumplings

With decades of experience, the in-house dumpling masters serve one of the widest selection of dumplings found in Melbourne.

From prawn, spinach and basil dumplings worked through a Vietnamese ginger and lemon sauce to a shallot, wood ear mushroom, sesame and bamboo prawn dumpling served in a fresh spring onion dressing – the night also provides the option of matched wine and sake to create the ultimate feast.


To celebrate the launch of a refreshed new menu, local favourite David’s will put on a homely feast of Shanghai-inspired seafood dishes in a ten-course degustation on Wednesday 27 June.

Constant crowd-pleasers such as the chilli prawn Shu Mai and the garlic-soy Hervey Bay scallops served atop mung bean vermicelli will make an early appearance on the night.

Guests can expect some of the best-loved comfort food to be found in Shanghai cuisine served for 20 years at the Prahran institution.

Seafood dishes on offer include the following:

  • Crab and asparagus in rice noodles, ginger soy broth and coriander peanut pesto
  • Succulently steamed Sea Perch fillet with fresh ginger, spring onion and coriander served on tofu
  • XO chilli pippies with a touch of kaffir lime leaf
  • Fresh QLD King Prawns with garlic and tomato

Fancy a tipple during the ten courses? The night also provides the option of matched wines from world class regions such as Burgundy, Getariako Txakolina in Spain and more.

All dishes are designed to feed the soul with all menu items inspired by the rich heritage of founder David Zhou.

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Prawn Dumpling Degustation – six courses
Tuesday 26 June, 7pm

$50 pp / $80 pp with matched drinks Location: 455 Chapel St, South Yarra

David’s Seafood Degustation – ten courses
Wednesday 27 June, 7pm

$75 pp / $105 pp with matched drinks
Location: 4 Cecil Pl, Prahran


 **Information & Images Supplied Courtesy of Oriental Teahouse and David’s/Zilla & Brook – Leigh-Anne Ramirez

Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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