Des Moines’ own Dumpling cafe
Recently, a new restaurant has been coming up in conversations between couples, friends
When we stepped into the rustic industrial building, we were immediately hit with the sweet smells of craft sodas, and lemongrass and ginger from their cocktails. Pipe shelves held onto the exposed brick walls, creating an elegant yet trendy atmosphere, yet the small and string lighted patio created a cozy feeling at the same time. You hear quiet and friendly chatter from customers, laughter from the staff, and the sizzling, coming from the dumping you are about to devour, in the kitchen.
Darling Dumplings tried to get away from the traditional dumplings and instead focuses on creating new and inviting dishes that will
If dumplings aren’t really your thing, no worries! Darling Dumpling also has other plates such as Bao’s which are steamed buns filled with meat and sauce; such as the Hoisin Pork served with hoisin ginger sauce on the inside. Each plate comes with two buns, but don’t worry, two is more than enough to get your stomach happy. They also offer Korean inspired dishes, such as a Korean BBQ plate, or a whole meal inspired by Korean leftovers which include: rice, kimchi, carrots, spinach, crispy seaweed, fried egg & gochujang. Darling Dumplings offers assorted fried rice’s, a rotating dumpling dessert, and cute Darlin Dumpling t-shirts with a smiling dumpling on the front.
FYI, I said the word ‘dumpling’ 19 times in this post (20 with ßthat one). That’s how specialized this restaurant is; and it’s amazing. Darling Dumplings is starting to pave the way how we look at dishes we wouldn’t dare to touch because they are already yummy. But, they are just proving, you can make dishes even more fantastic and unique.
You can check out how to get to Darling Dumplings here!