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Shandong Mama is opening a pan fried dumpling and craft beer bar in Centre Place

Good news, dumpling fans: everyone's favourite purveyor of fish dumplings and nice banter is expanding. A smaller version of Shandong Mama is about to open in Centre Place, and this time, there's beer.  Shandong Mama Mini is almost built and will be opening in a few weeks. Colin Chee tells us it will be a smaller set-up: "there's no boiled dumplings but pan fried, because the kitchen is not big enough to make fresh boiled dumplings and we don't want to lose the quality. We'll also include other selected Little Mama plates as well as some new dishes." Time Out's favourite beer guy James Smith of Crafty Pint will be selecting the brews so you can expect some good local stuff. And in other great news, Shandong Mama proper is finally about to get their own liquor license. High fives all round.

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Updated on 16 Feb 2015.

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Shandong Mama Mini details

Shop 5
Centre Pl, Melbourne 3000

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