The Place Located at Maxwell Chambers in Tanjong Pagar, Dumplings.Ru is a one-year-old Russian restaurant which is the brainchild of Russian owners, Vadim Zoubovski and his wife, Alena Zubovska. The space of the restaurant is casual and cosy, where the owners strive to serve home cooked Russian food using some of their grandmothers’ recipes.
The Food I was previously unaware that Russia’s national dish is Pelmeni (Russian Dumpling), hence I was surprised to find so many different flavours of dumplings. I had the Dumplings 12pcs Combo Platter (S19.90), which is made up of various flavours like chicken, pork, lamb, and beef. It reminds me of the Chinese dumplings except that the texture here is thicker than the Chinese versions.
Next up was the Shuba (S$9.90), or Salted Herring Salad, which has elements like egg, potatoes beetroot and carrot.
You can’t go very wrong with the Ukrainian Borscht Soup (S$9.50), a comforting mix of pork, cabbage, beetroot, tomato and potato.
For mains, I had the Zharkoe (S$12.90), a traditional Pork Potato Stew. It is served with bread as well.
If you still have space for snacks, there is the Chebureki (2pcs S$12), a common street food in Russia which is similar to our local curry puff. The skin of this fried dumpling is thinner, and has flavours like pork or cheese on the menu.
Dessert is the Medovik (S$7.90), a multi-layered Honey Cake which is good if you have a sweet tooth as I find it too sweet.
Dumplings.Ru also offers a selection of vodka, beers and wines specially imported from Russia.
Rants Lower your expectations of the presentation of the dishes as it is really home-cooked style.
Will I Return Again? Russian dishes are definitely not something most Singaporeans are familiar with and if you are curious about the cuisine, this restaurant is one to have a glimpse of the common street food dishes of the country without breaking the bank.
This was an invited tasting, though all opinions expressed are our own.
Taste bud: 3/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3/5
32 Maxwell Road
#01-05 Maxwell Chambers (Tanjong Pagar MRT Exit B)
Tel +65 8875 7033
Monday: 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Tuesday to Sunday: 12pm to 2:30pm; 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Ranted by The Ranter