Kinabolle began with a food stall at Vippa in 2017, serving fresh, hand-made dumplings, made in the same way we make dumplings at home. In China, dumplings represent togetherness, and making dumplings together enhances social connections. At Kinabolle, we believe hand-made dumplings embody how culture and value is transmitted through food.
Founder Cuiming Pang is convinced that the traditional Chinese way of dining together can help build relations in modern society. Originally a sociologist, Pang studied how people build groups to cope with risk and uncertainty in our modern, highly-individualised society. Kinabolle is Pang’s translation of social studies into the language of food.
Although our story started with dumplings, Kinabolle now offers a variety of authentic dishes. We serve food with origins and stories in order to help people get closer to other people and other culture.