Have Your Dumplings And Eat Them Too At This Gluten Free-Friendly Chinese Restaurant

  • Mums & Bubs

Gluten-free dim sum might sound like an oxymoron, but the two go hand-in-hand at Melbourne's Red Emperor! As one of Melbourne's favourite gluten-free Chinese eatery, the skilled Dim Sum Chefs are up at the crack of dawn preparing some of the best dim sums around. Among their signature dim sums they've been bringing to the table for over 23 years, there are now plenty gluten-free options so that no one misses out on the yum cha fun. 

There are a 34 (!) gluten-free items on the yum cha menu, to which The Coeliac Society of Australia Inc. has given two thumbs up! Diners can enjoy Steamed Scallop Dumplings, Steamed Prawn Rice Noodles and BBQ Honey Pork, along with gluten-free AND vegetarian options like the Steamed Vegetarian Dumplings, Stuffed Eggplant, and Steamed Custard Buns for something on the sweeter side. 

We love the affordable price range (dim sum dishes range from $7 to $13), and that everything is served the traditional way - on trolleys! Feel like a bit of everything? Roll with the Red Emperor's All You Can Eat Yum Cha at $50 per head Monday through Friday, or $60 per head on the weekend.

Did we mention that everything here is also MSG-free?

And how's this view? Hello Yarra River! You can even dine al-fresco if it's a nice day out. 

All The Details

Where: Red Emperor Chinese Restaurant, M10 Mid Level / Level 2 Southgate Restaurant & Shopping Precinct, 3 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, VIC 3006

When: Lunch & Yum Cha runs Monday to Saturday 12pm-3pm, and Sunday 11am-1.15pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

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