Welcome to Fu Man Lou. The name Fu Man Lou comes from a Chinese proverb meaning happiness, good fortune and good wishes. It's a fitting title for our restaurant, because here at FML we're all about having fun and sharing our passion for good food with you, our customers.
I was born in the capital city 'Jinan' of Shandong Province. Jinan is known as the 'Spring City' Shandong Province, near Beijing.
Dumplings are the traditional specialty food by the Chinese and I first learnt how to make and cook dumplings with my grandmother. At the age of ten, I used to spend time with her making dumplings and having a chat in a happy and harmonious atmosphere. This experience instilled in me my passion for preparing beautiful food, and thus put me on the path of hospitality and becoming a chef.
Although dumplings are common and very popular now, they used to only be consumed for very special occasions, such as New Year's Eve, during the festivals or on family-reunion occasions.
I'm extremely excited to be bringing dumplings to my hometown of Ballarat.
I hope you have a happy and joyful experience here at Fu Man Lou.
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At FML we love a cheeky function. Treat yourself and your pals to a cocktail party, a sit down dinner, dumpling degustation or a private Chinese banquet for you and your besties.
At FML it’s all about having fun and thinking outside the box - so let us surprise you.