Jia by Fat Dumpling
Joining the collection of dining options at Montague Markets is Jia by Fat Dumpling – the brand-new location from the King Street Fat Dumpling crew. Jia, which means ‘home’ in Chinese, is a cosy eatery that specialises in homestyle northern-Chinese fare, the kind imbued with a comforting familial essence – as if each perfect parcel was crafted by a loved one. The pace boasts a warm, down-to-earth vibe as opposed to the King Street location’s pub-style appeal. The menu features many of Fat Dumpling’s signature dishes, from the poached pork-and-Chinese-cabbage dumplings, steamed prawn, pork-and-chive dumplings, pork xiao long bao, prawn har gow, salt-and-pepper king prawns, and cumin-lamb skewers. The coming months will see new dishes added to the offering, including a greater range of seafood-based eats. Jia by Fat Dumpling boasts a full bar, too – it’s amply stocked with beers, wines, cocktails and non-alcoholic options. When restrictions permit, Jia by Fat Dumpling will host interactive dumpling-making classes, giving dumpling die-hards the chance to perfect their own homestyle eats.