There's dump-thing you should know about dumplings...
We've had more than 1,800 years to perfect the recipe since the first dumpling was stuffed and boy have they evolved!
If you haven't jumped aboard the dumpling bandwagon then I have a 'filling' we may not get along...
Here are some of the most mouth watering dumplings for you to add to you MUST TRY list:
Mei Wei - The Star Gold Coast
They say good things come in small packages, so when there's just about every dumpling flavour imaginable at Mei Wei, this rings to be true.
Also a fantastic option if you've had one too many espresso martinis next door at The Garden Bar, knowing this late-night dining option is serving until midnight.
3 chunky monkeys - Night Quarter, Miami Marketta.
This dumpling is a seasoned traveller!
On the move around the Coast on a food truck, if you're lucky enough to spot them at either Night Quarter or Miami Marketta, hunt them down and never let them go.
This Mermaid Beach dumpling haven combines our two favourite things: Cheap food and dumplings.
Every Thursday $1 dumplings are on offer. Yes we said $1. Doesn't get any better (or cheaper) than that!
A long standing favourite for authentic Japanese, Etsu serves up a mean gyoza.
When devouring either the house-made wagyu or pork, drizzled with chill soy dip, you can see why this hot spot made the cut!
Mamasan Kitchen & Bar
When a restaurant has an entire section of the menu dedicated to dumplings, you know you're in for a good night. Popular with locals, the spanner crab ravioli dumpling goes a treat. DROOL.
Don't be fooled by the name. Lucky Bao doesn't just rock tasty bao options, it also has a dumpling on the menu. You may only have the one choice, but the prawn and chicken dumpling is a best seller!
So you like gyoza, hey? This dumpling and beer chain wants you to try one after another with copious flavour options. There's restaurants all over Australia, so it's little wonder its perfected the dish.
Have you tried a good dumpling on the Gold Coast that we didn't mention? Let us know on our Facebook page!