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Gluten-free Dumplings and Meals

About Mao Please

Celebrating all things Chairman Mao and his home province of Hunan, Mao Please on Little Bourke Street in Melbourne aims to change the way diners look at dumplings forever. This strikingly bold restaurant embraces a red and yellow décor, with wall hangings and suspended globe lights creating a vibrant ambience for CBD diners. Be prepared for a spicy and punchy flavour experience from a menu of Mao’s secret recipes, derived from his motto of ‘Serve the People,’ perhaps kicking off with sesame prawn toast, pork dumplings, or pork bone stewed radish soup. Those with adventurous tastes can delve into the likes of Hunan pig’s ear, while traditional appetites may enjoy stir-fried duckling, vegetables and special fried rice; or Mao’s pan-braised fish, eggplant in teriyaki sauce and steamed rice.

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A few words from Mao Please

Mao Please is renowned not only for its Hunan and Cantonese Cuisine but also the Gluten-free Dumplings and Meals. Both the Manager and Chef have been trained and received the certificate for "Do Food Safely" by Vic Health and Human Services which is all about food allergies and its safety procedures. Even though we have a shared kitchen, all our gluten -free meals use separate utensils and wok for the cooking and we use one-off plates, cups and chopstick to avoid cross-contamination. Eat them fresh in the restaurants or purchase frozen dumplings to enjoy at home.


The Gluten-Free Wok is a frozen food mom & pop project, founded by the owners of Prahran staple Juicy Dumplings on Chapel Chinese restaurant and Mao Please in Chinatown.


Our experience at Juicy Dumplings showed us that there is a real need for gluten-free Chinese food for health-conscious people and people with dietary restrictions. After much trial and error working with gluten-free flour, Juicy Dumplings became the pioneer of perfect gluten-free dumplings.


We're now excited to share our dumplings in a take-away version for our patrons old and new, those on the go and those who need to save a little time in their daily routine. Our hand-crafted dumplings come with our homemade gluten-free sauces, too. And yes, we do have a vegan dumpling!


All of our products are made with gluten-free flour and gluten-free soy sauce. You'll fine no hard-to-pronounce chemical additives in our dumplings. Check out the fresh ingredients next time you pick up a package!


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Location & Map

214-216 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne CBD 3000 VIC - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Mon  5:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Tue  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Tue  5:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Wed  5:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM
Thu  5:00:PM - 10:30:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sat  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM
Sun  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sun  5:00:PM - 11:00:PM

Groups & Functions

We also cater for children's themed birthday parties with table setting for Princess, Harry Potter, Ballerina, Roblox and costumes for hire. We also arrange Princess visit, magician, kungfu experts etc to entertain kids. All enquiries to Anna 0433150294

  • Up to 100 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Banquets
  • Buffets
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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