I am blessed… growing up making dumplings with my Mama, in a tiny apartment in Hong Kong. Not only is she the best cook on this planet, but she also taught me how one should respect beautiful ingredients and to always let simple flavours shine. I want to share my mum’s home cooking experience with you. Using the best, freshest and ethical ingredients we can find in Aotearoa.
YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT
EVERYTHING IS MADE FROM SCRATCH
Every single dumpling is carefully handcrafted by us, just like every dumpling should be. Nature provides us with flavour in abundance, therefore our food is only flavoured with fresh herbs, spices and seasoning. You will NOT find any MSG, artificial colouring or flavouring or preservatives in our range whatsoever.
LOVE OUR BODY
Our body craves naturalness. We use fresh herbs and quality ingredients rather than disguising cheap quality ingredients with flavour enhancer/ MSG.
ETHICAL + LOCAL
We want to support the local economy and lower our food miles by sourcing local ingredients from local producers whenever possible. All food must also need to be ethically produced.
LOVE OUR PLANET
All our food scraps are sent for composting rather than to the landfill. We also try out best to use sustainable packaging whenever can.
Our humble beginning…
Back in April 2012
Our story is back when Vicky was working as a chef in various premises in Wellington, she would invite her chef mates over for dinner. She would make her Mum’s dumplings. There was nothing like that on the market, and her friends would later convince her to start making them commercially.
She then went off to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Australia and worked as a cook on a prawn trawler to save money to start up the House of Dumplings.
At her first market stall at the City Market in Wellington, she spent 17 hours making her first lot of dumplings and was sold out within two hours…