People of the Precinct: Meet David from That Dumpling Place

It was more than three years ago now that David Wang was pitched the idea of bringing his family’s signature, authentic dumplings to Ipswich and establishing a restaurant in the revitalised Nicholas Street Precinct.

Following the decade-long success of two restaurants in Brisbane, That Dumpling Place was the first tenant to move in and call the precinct home.

“When we saw the plans for the new development of the Nicholas Street Precinct, we were very impressed with the vision for a new city heart,” David said.

“Being the first means we have seen the most change of any of the new businesses here – and we can’t wait for more to come this year.

“Change can take time, but with the Hotel Commonwealth re-opening later this year after its major expansion and the brand-new Venue entertainment precinct also opening its doors this year, we hope this means we can share our dumplings with more and more of our Ipswich community.”

That Dumpling Place features a mouth-watering selection of poached, steamed and pan-fried dumplings which are handmade with complete authenticity and quality, fresh ingredients. The northern Chinese dumplings are handmade daily, each one fat, juicy and packed with flavour.

With Chinese small eats and a selection of mains to complement the signature dumplings, That Dumpling Place has built a cult following of loyal regulars who come back time and time again for their dumplings fix.

While David is an architect by trade, the move to restaurateur began with the popular Uncle Wang’s in Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, after David and his wife moved up from Sydney and fell in love with Queensland living.

“We knew that our dumplings were special, and at that stage we were the first to be offering dumplings in this way,” David said.

“We then established Fat Dumpling in Bowen Hills, as part of the new urban neighbourhood development there.

“After its success, it made sense to get in from the ground up with this new development in Ipswich, too.”

With Gelatissimo across the road, Stellarossa next door, and the Children’s Library and Tulmur Place only a few steps away, parking is available right underneath the store and is free for up to 3 hours on weekdays, all-day on weekends.

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