Oriental Teahouse launches the Hungry Dad’s ISO gift box

David Zhou’s Oriental Teahouse is launching a range of cook-at-home dumpling care packages available for pre-order in the lead-up to Father’s Day on Sunday, 6 September

Featuring classic hits off the Teahouse dumplings menu, each box is designed to help dumpling-loving dads or father figures celebrate their special day in lockdown. The Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box comes in two sizes to suit any appetite, and features all the dumpling-making essentials to put dad’s skills to the test, Moon Dog beers and extra fixings of Oriental Teahouse tea for a guilt-free finish to all the feasting.


$10 delivery is available for all Hungry Dad boxes within 30km from the CBD and all orders are scheduled to arrive the day before Father’s Day. Pre-order through the website or phone up the restaurant (03 9826 0168) from Monday, 24 August until Thursday, 3 September, 4pm. Gift boxes will be limited and all orders placed will include a personalised, hand-written note, cooking instructions and details on how to win a $200 yum cha voucher redeemable at the restaurant post-lockdown.


#1 Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box (pictured above): Perfect for a solo night in

Includes pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (50 pc), DIY wagyu beef dumplings (30 pc), homemade chilli oil, a traditional steamer basket, cooking instructions and two cans of Moon Dog pale ale to enjoy during the wrapping stage and once again while you enjoy your feast.

$70 + delivery


#2 Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box (pictured above): Good for two

Includes pan-fried pork and chive dumplings (50 pc), DIY wagyu beef dumplings (30 pc), DIY pork and coriander dumplings (30 pc), homemade chilli oil, a traditional steamer basket with cooking instructions, four cans of Moon Dog pale ale, hand-crafted Pu Erh tea, a traditional Zi Sha mug and a metal tea strainer.

$150 + delivery.


Restaurateur and Melbourne dad, David Zhou, ensured the selection of goodies for each box was curated to let dads have a bit of fun in ISO. Showcasing a thoughtful mix of well-loved and tasty dumpling options, from ready-to-cook to build-your-own, cooking with loved ones underpins the gift box range so that dads can experience dumpling making followed by a well-deserved beer.


For the tea-loving dad, Pu Erh is a Chinese aged tea known for its healthy properties and subtle flavour profile. Teamed up with a Zi Sha mug, with every brew of tea, the pot maintains the original fragrance of the tea leaves to ensure a full-flavoured taste with each sip. The restaurant’s cook-at-home range was born out of lockdown in March and continues to take the guesswork out of creating homemade dumplings by providing chef-quality ingredients packaged up with fun, easy-to-follow instructions. A series of wrapping and cooking video tutorials are on the restaurant’s YouTube, seen here, and featured on the website, here.

Oriental Teahouse is a household name that provides a world-class teahouse experience that is authentically Chinese but with a modern twist. The space encompasses a day-to-night culinary experience that does not sacrifice the essence of a traditional Chinese teahouse.


Oriental Teahouse's Hungry Dad’s ISO Gift Box

$70 –$150 + $10 delivery

Pre-order from Monday, 24 August to Thursday, 3 September, 4pm

(03) 9826 0168