Dumpling Debuts Brunch this Weekend

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

We’re big fans of Dumpling, a bricks-and-mortar Asian-inspired spot in South Minneapolis that has the eclectic soul of the pop-up it once was. So it’s good to hear that they’re expanding their menu and moving into brunch. Service starts the Saturday, April 15, and hours will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

We got a partial list of their brunch menu, and it’s far from formulaic. It includes:

1) Pho — feels more in line with the “lunch” part of brunch than the “breakfast” bit, but we could be wrong about that.
2) Pupusas — cheesy, comforting, earthy, this could definitely soak up some significant hangovers.
3) Breakfast Bao — we aren’t sure of the contents, but the concept seems sound.
4) Banh Xeo Omelette — this Vietnamese rice-batter-based fried pancake sounds potentially quite meaty and amazing.
Dumpling, 4004 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis: 612.724.8795


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  1. Andrew J Switzer 04/13/2017 Reply

    Pho is a pretty traditional breakfast item in Vietnam, dudes.


  2. Jack Orlando 04/13/2017 Reply

    No to burst your bubble, but pho is the most popular breakfast in Vietnam – it makes perfect sense for Dumpling to offer it as a morning staple.

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      Not to make a big thing out of it, but the point wasn’t that pho isn’t authentic for breakfast in Vietnam; it’s that it’s not exactly a staple on breakfast menus around here, anywhere. It’s a new fit for the food locally.

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