Self-Professed #DumplingKing To Host February Pop-Up Series On Powell St.

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by Ken Tsui | Just about every culture has a dumpling of sorts, but in Vancouver it’s the Chinese dumpling that reigns supreme. Coming in all shapes and sizes, a big plate of these neatly folded packages brings people together like no other. Matthew Murtagh-Wu (the self-professed #DumplingKing) knows a thing or two about gathering strangers around sizzling plates of Chinese dumplings and cold beer. Inspired by his childhood spent in Chinatown and the passion of getting down with his Chinese roots, Matthew started Murtagh-Wu, a freshly minted delivery service for frozen, handmade dumplings made by the “King” himself.

On the final Friday and Saturday evenings of February, Murtagh-Wu is throwing a whole lot of those dumplings in hot pans for his Dumpling Pop-Up at the Bee Space at 580 Powell Street (Hives For Humanity). Expect an open dumpling bar dishing out his signature stuffies, including one loaded with Johnnie Walker Black Pork Belly & Scallion and another dubbed Five Spice Vegetarian. There will also be plenty of pickles to go around. The pop-ups will also be pouring Strange Fellows beer to wash it all down and put you a little more at ease to chat up your fellow dumpling-loving neighbours at one of the many communal tables.

Tickets are sold at the door on a first-come, first-served basis with limited seating. Cash is (also) King, so make sure to bring some. If you can’t make it, catch Murtagh-Wu cruising the streets with all your dumpling needs and either hit him up for an order on his hotline or on his website, www.murtaghwu.com.

WHEN: February 17, 18, 24, 25 | TIME: 6 to 9 pm
WHERE: Hives For Humanity – 580 Powell Street, Vancouver | TICKETS: $20 at the door

There are 9 comments

  1. The one dumpling to gentrify us all. This marketing project for some eurasian kid trying to find his roots is cute and all but don’t play play kid you are firmly entering the domain of chinese grandmothers everywhere.

  2. So, LOG Enthusiast, Matthew can’t make a dumpling? I don’t know him, and I don’t know you, but I know a racist comment when it smacks me in the face. Take it back and apologize or I’ll say some homophobic shit about your bike gang.

  3. What kind of fucktard calls himself the “King” of anything? This douche-child has accomplished NOTHING.

  4. I was taught by my grandmother.

    You know where to find me.

    See you at the pop up, ???

  5. Your pop up is unorganized. Your dumpling form is wack. veggie dumpling fell apart. Flavors were whateves.

    Sorry bro you can’t claim king….go hone your craft.

  6. You know what would have been cool? If you gave me feedback face to face when you ate the food and we could have done something constructive.

    Also, it’s $20 all you can eat. Get a real problem.

    Sorry, bro. Vancouver loves me.

  7. Went to this pop up and the dumplings were AMAZING! Best I’ve ever tried – confused and surprised at the comments below. Next time I’ll bring my Chinese grandma too…

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