Bamboo Dumpling Bar, NSW
For today we wanted someplace new and local to eat before the play. Miss Sunshine suggested we use the Urbanspoon iPhone app because it randomly searches for restaurants under categories like: cuisine, suburb and price range. She locked in: Chinese, Surry Hills, Any Price (Otherwise it's: $, $$, $$$+) and so we went for it and she found Bamboo.
Stepping on in, you notice the chopstick bundles on the walls along with the random birdcages that have faux birds, pufferfish and other little creatures that hover over your table. When we got there the place was still awakening with only two other ladies who were just getting settled into their own dumplings dishes.
Now, the discerning question arises - would I go back in a hurry?
I think not, sadly. The food was only average and in comparison to the many Chinese dumpling joints over in Chinatown that I know and love, it just doesn't seem to have the same authenticity or asian flair as it really is more westernized and it didn't impress me as much as I'd have hoped.
Bamboo Dumpling Bar