Dumpling Darlings Owners Open Hip Orchard Rd Spin-Off Brand With Cheaper Dumplings & Noodles
The new takeaway concept is called Lucky Dumplings and doesn't feature any pork or lard.
Two-month-old takeaway joint Lucky Dumplings at Ion Orchard’s food basement is irrepressibly cheery. The pan-fried dumpling shop is splashed with red and orange decor and smiley-faced dumpling mascots. In the small kitchen, cooks press rows of meaty parcels to order on a griddle machine.
It’s a new brand opened by the Kiosks Collective, a group which also owns Crave, Ministry of Rojak, A Noodle Story, and other takeaway joints, in conjunction with the folks behind Dumpling Darlings, who are co-owners. Dumpling Darlings, of course, is the popular hipster dumpling and noodle restaurant with outlets at Amoy Street and Circular Road, owned by husband-and-wife duo Foo Choo Kiat, 35, and June Tan, 33 (though present at our shoot, both declined to be photographed). The duo developed the branding and the menu here, but are not involved in the day-to-day operations.
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