Bonding through dumplings and the birth of a Victoria restaurant

From delivery service to pop-ups and a successful downtown restaurant, Dumpling Drop started with a gathering between mother and daughter. In episode 7 of the Vital Victoria Podcast, Tarn Tayanunth, owner of Dumpling Drop, joins host Lucky Budd. Tayanunth shares the story behind Dumpling Drop, which began with her mother’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis and time spent bonding afterwards, making dumplings. She shares her story of moving to Victoria at age 14, the support of the Greater Victoria community as a small business owner, how Dumpling Drop gives back to the community and more.

Vital Signs Issue Area

Decent work and economic growth support job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises. In the 2021 Vital Signs Report, survey participants gave ‘Economy’ a letter grade of ‘B-’. This issue is connected to Sustainable Development Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Episode 7 Guest

Tarn Tayanuth is the owner of Dumpling Drop in Victoria, British Columbia, a restaurant she launched to help support her mother who lives with Alzheimer’s.

Episode 7 Resources