Reminiscent of hawker-style street food, Mei Wei Dumplings brings a unique flavour to Jupiters Casino.
The fit out is raw and industrial with Asian-inspired artwork gracing the interior and giving the restaurant, combined with the fact that you can see the chefs preparing the dishes, an entirely authentic feel.
The array of menu options certainly live up to their name (Mei Wei translates to delicious) and there are flavours to suit every palette.
Entrée options include (to name a few) Pot Sticker Pork and Steamed Dumplings and the choice of a perfectly steeped Jasmine tea or an alcoholic beverage.
Mains range from Prawn and Pork Wonton Soup, BBQ Pork Buns (a standout), Lo Mein, fried rice and an array of BBQ and roasted meats.
The Soya Chicken is tender and flavour-filled and Sautéed Green Beans a fresh and crunchy accompaniment.
There are several flavours of refreshingly fruity Bubble Tea, perfect for balmy summer nights. .
To finish up there are Egg Tarts. There are no words for the deliciousness that was warm custard and flakey, melt-in-your-mouth pastry.
Those little guys, along with the rest of the menu, are available to take away in vast quantities.
Run don’t walk.
When visiting Jupiters, whether you’re in need of a street-food style feast or a late night snack, give Mei Wei Dumplings a try for a quick, affordable dinner, it’ll be sure to tickle your taste buds too.
Hours: Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm and Friday and Saturday 11am to 12am.
Where: The Star Gold Coast, 1 Casino Drive, Broadbeach (where Spinners used to be found).
Words and photos by Kirra Smith.