This year Undress Brisbane will be catered by David and Haoyan from Steamed. They produce steamed dim-sums, or gyoza as it’s known in Japanese, served fresh from the bamboo basket.

We had the opportunity to meet Haoyan last week at their little gem of a shop at 95 Turbot Street. We sampled the fresh delights from vegan dumplings to the substantially larger pork clouds (which were our favourite!).

Steamed started their business only a year ago and have had great success thus far. Haoyan brings the know-how and expertise of creating the dumplings and both partners are well-grounded in business knowledge after having originally met when completing their degrees at QUT.

We noticed an interesting table in Steamed that looked like it had a story behind it – turns out it did! The table has been upcycled from of doors rescued from the 2011 floods. It was put together by The Mens Shed, with the original idea coming from Pearler – a local community-minded furniture designer.

When speaking with David I was most intrigued about how a food business could incorporate sustainability. As Steamed serves food directly to the customer it minimises handling, this is also the case with how the food is made. David and Haoyan are always trying to minimise waste and plastics, and try to find new and innovative ways of serving their dumplings to customers. They also try to be as self-sufficient as possible, especially as they began as market vendors.

Be sure to try their tasty treats in store or on location around various markets… and of course on the night! Check out their website for more details