Our Values


Our philosophy

We want to make the kind of dumplings that a grandma would feed to their grandchild. We make everything from scratch with no cutting corners, using nothing but the best NZ produce. It is our obligation to make delicious food without costing our planet an arm and a leg.

Vicky Ha – Dumpling Queen



No dodgy bits

Every single dumpling is carefully handmade by us. You will NOT find any MSG, artificial colouring or flavouring or preservatives in our range whatsoever.

Local, ethical ingredients

We love getting our ingredients from local producers and farmers. It’s very important to us that the animals we eat have led a decent life, as nature intended.

Environment comes first

We try our best to minimise the impact on our planet. Our packaging is biodegradable and we compost all our food scraps and try our best to keep it out of landfill.

THE METHOD BEHIND THE MAGIC

What goes in to our dumplings?

As a food producer, we have the obligation to do our very best to make delicious food without costing our planet an arm and a leg. Our values define who we are and this is are our philosophy!

HAND MADE FROM SCRATCH

Every single dumpling is carefully handmade by us with no shortcut, just like every dumpling should be. Start from beautiful pastry that is made with Wellington milled flour and water, sometimes with spices and vegetables inside the pastry.

REAL FLAVOUR. NO DODGY BITS

Nature provides us with flavour in abundance, therefore our food is only flavoured with fresh herbs, spices and seasoning. You will NOT find any MSG, artificial colouring or flavouring or preservatives in our range whatsoever.

LOCAL AND ETHICAL INGREDIENTS

It makes so much sense to use local ingredients. It is fresher, with less food miles and supports the local economy. We love getting our ingredients from local producers and farmers directly that are hours drive from us. It is important to us that the animals we eat have led a decent life as nature intended. All our veges are from Levin; cold pressed rapeseed oil grown and processed in Canterbury; LongBush free range pork from Wairarapa where the pigs live outside eating good quality food which in turn means we can taste the quality in our dumplings; Rangitikei corn fed chicken that run free and are not kept in cages. We try our best to use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible.

OUR ENVIRONMENT COMES FIRST

We are aware of the environmental cost of our food, and we try our best to minimise the impact on our planet. At least 90% of our Wellington Shop’s packaging is biodegradable. We compost all our food scraps and packaging with the Wellington Kai to Compost program. They try our best to keep our waste out of the landfill and turning it into quality compost for local gardens. We also chose Taupo Beef, one of the most sustainable beef producer in NZ.


DUMPLINGS WITH HERITAGE