Eight Dumplings successfully marries together the best locally produced Norfolk ingredients, with Northern Chinese dishes. Simple, delicious, healthy and comforting food that everyone can enjoy on different occasions. Offering catering to hotels, B&Bs, pubs, private individuals, parties, dinner parties, supper clubs, cooking lessons.
Eight Dumplings successfully marries together the best locally produced Norfolk ingredients, with Northern Chinese dishes. We believe that this fusion creates some of the best food that we have ever tasted. Simple, delicious, healthy and comforting food that everyone can enjoy on different occasions.
With our focus on the finest ingredients that Norfolk produces we believe that food tastes better when it has not had to take a long haul flight to get to your plate. We also understand that people care about where their food comes from.
Who are we?
Rita and Duncan met in Rita’s home city of Beijing whilst Duncan was working there. They have been married and living in Norwich for the last five years as Rita came to the UEA to study a Master’s degree.
Living and working in China gave them the opportunity to become real foodies and explore a vast variety of cuisines and cultures. When they moved to Norfolk they instantly saw the quality of the local produce but could not find the dishes that they had come to love.
What do we do?
Eight Dumplings successfully marries together the best locally produced Norfolk ingredients, with Northern Chinese dishes. We believe that this fusion creates some of the best food that we have ever tasted. We focus on making simple, delicious, healthy and comforting food that everyone can enjoy on different occasions.
Food is best when it is shared and understood, we would love to share the culture of where our food comes from as well. Dumplings are not only amazing to eat; they are the Chinese equivalent of a Sunday roast – special to the people of Northern China as they make them as a family and sit down to eat them as a family.
Our journey…so far
Eight Dumplings of Norfolk was formed 2 months ago. We are quickly building a network on social media, this is important not only as a means of research but to also establish links with potential customers.
We have approached a few pubs with samples of dishes and have received amazingly positive feedback from them. Asian nights, private parties, bed and breakfasts and hotels are our initial focus. Offering them authentic Chinese dishes using only locally grown Norfolk produce.
Eight Dumplings are currently in the process of creating a much stronger online presence as well as a sales and feedback based funnelling website. We want to listen and learn from our customers, what their needs are and at the same time introduce to them the potentially large market of diners who want to experience authentic Chinese cuisine.
Our next steps…
* Building a strong, loyal and consistent customer base through quality product, delivery and feedback processes.
*To construct a user friendly website and app to cater for customers’ needs in purchasing and communicating.
* To establish good relationships with local suppliers and farmers in order to ensure year round supply of quality seasonal produce.
*We are looking for investment partners to help us grow the brand and enable us to invest in the infrastructure we need to expand and compete on a larger scale.
Looking for us?
A hotel: We can offer your guests an extra choice on your menu.
A public house: We can offer catering for special Asian food evenings or lunches.
A Bed and Breakfast: We can provide your guests with an experience they will never forget.
A private individual: Dinner parties with an Asian theme, Shanghai Supper events, cooking lessons, lunch boxes among many more services – just ask!