©2016 by Eightgrains Ltd.

255 St Asaph  Street, Christchurch City 


Dumpling & Bao


Story of our life

Mum, a lifetime rocket engineer.

Andy, an in depth cafe pro.

Mia, an IT guru.

Dad, a trendy but old school navy.

Together, we created Eightgrains in 2017, when our family reunited, with mom's recipes, Andy's twist, Mia's 'master plan', and dad's never ending positive energy. 

Working day and night, with what we would have back at home, the traditional dumplings for sharing at family reunions, bao for the childhood memories in taiwanese streets, sichuan chilli for our all time favourite spicy addictions, and the old shanghainese flavours - something that reminds us of what my dear old grandma use to make.

Catering & Events


What we offer you is so good and so rare you will not find else where



spring roll

fried chicken

sushi platter

edamame beans

prawn wonton cups

and more

everything includes vegan option

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“Chinese food is far more than just sweet and sour pork  ” 

- Eightgrains -

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The Art

Boutique traditional hand made Chinese pot stickers

There's more than meets the eye


Dumplings are meant to be bite sizes, wrapped not too thick, not too thin with the mixture of texture and flavours in.

Hand squeezed or folded into little pockets of juicy and satisfying goodness.

Traditionally, it will be boiled or little oil pan fried - not all Chinese food are greasy as you'd think, and in fact, Chinese home cooking are never too greasy - like how every mom wants you to eat more veggies, the way mom cooks, it's never too greasy.

From flour and water to bao buns. 

You think it's easy, it's mixing, folding and kneading the dough millions of times, forming them into little buns to proof and steam.

Every bit of work that mom does, it's never easy, it's the true science of love.


Contact Us

open every day and all public holidays,

except xmas day.

0276 144 255