Olo Olo Ravioleria
That handmade Chinese dumplings has become a fashion in Milan this is a fact, now there are many neighborhoods where it is possible to eat excellent ones at an affordable price. Since 2018 also Isola district finally has its "reference shop": Olo Olo Ravioleria.
It is a very small place, which invites more to delivery or take away rather than to be consumed on the spot. However, an outdoor area has been set up which is literally stormed on sunny days, especially during lunch breaks. The success of such a great success even among Italian customers? Raw materials of excellent quality (the flours and meats are Italian and glutamate is not used) and craftsmanship of the products: inside the restaurant you will find a counter with a glass window, behind which two ladies prepare ravioli and baozi by hand, one for one and at the moment.
As the name of the place suggests, here we eat mainly dumplings, cooked on the grill or steamed (the choice is yours). They are definitely good and you feel they are homemade! In addition to the goodness, there is also the beauty since they are all colorful: the paste of the orange ones is made with the addition of carrot juice, the red ones with beet juice and the purple ones with cabbage.
I have tried all kinds: shrimp (very savory, so don't add soy sauce), beef and vegetables (the filling is very thick and includes Chinese mushrooms, tofu and soy noodles), beef). If you are undecided you can opt for the set of "mixed dumplings".
Staying on the subject of dumplings, if you want to taste something more particular I recommend the fried wontons - alternatively there is also the wonton soup.
To complete the menu there are baozi, soy or rice noodles, space spring roll, Cantonese rice for those not yet accustomed to less stereotypical Chinese cuisine, and some sweets (pumpkin biscuits, steamed baozi filled with yolk cream egg and black baozi stuffed with sesame and peanuts).
It is also possible to choose between three really inexpensive complete menus, perfect if you want to have a quick meal. However, the prices here are very popular, you will come home full and happy while drinking Chinese beer or half bottles of wine at will.
Finally, a note of merit also goes to the staff, proud of their work, helpful and fast. Well done!
📍 Via Pietro Borsieri 41, Milan