These Rare Dessert Dumplings Are Worth the Wait

You'll have to wait 20 minutes to get a taste of Dinesty's steamed chocolate-and-red-bean-paste dumplings.

You’ll have to wait 20 minutes to get a taste of Dinesty’s steamed chocolate-and-red-bean-paste dumplings.

Is there a dumpling that isn’t adorably delicious? No, there is not. But most fall into the savoury har gow camp. These steamed chocolate-and-red-bean-paste dumplings from Dinesty fall into the rarer dessert side of the game. With melting chocolate chips buried inside a creamy red-bean paste, the flavour pairing is surprising, yet the perfect après on a still-chilly spring night. On a recent trip to the restaurant’s Robson location, when our table debated if we had just a little more room for one or three of these, our server cautioned, “Just so you know, it’s going to take 15 to 20 minutes,”—then added, after a pause for effect—“but it’s really worth it.”

Steamed chocolate-and-red-bean-paste dumplings from Dinesty. (Photo: Clinton Hussey.)


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