Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Din Tai Fung

What welcomes you on the table
Last weekend, we went to Bishan to get something. Since it took over an hour for us to travel and we left the house a little late, it was almost lunch time when we got there. We roamed around for a bit and the husband suggested we eat at Din Tai Fung. Wow, for no occasion we will eat at DTF!! I'm celebrating because it's a bit expensive there, that is for me :D
Chili oil
As you know it, you have to be wait listed before can get a seat at Din Tai Fung. While waiting, we were given the paper so we can choose our orders on our own. For me, this is really good because sometimes I'm kinda hesitant to order if there's a bit of language barrier between me and the taker. You can see a big menu with photos and description outside, too. 

We waited for about 15 minutes before we were ushered to our table. When we took our seats, we were given hot tea and sauce plates with ginger strips. Below you can see the card on how to eat a Xiao Long Bao.
Ginger and instruction on how to eat Xiao Long Bao

For starters, we had the fried pork and veggie dumpling. I cannot remember what the sauce is but I didn't like it. It was brown and tasted like sweet-salty in a weird kind of way. :D The husband didn't like it too. So we dipped it in chili oil/soy sauce.
Pork and Vegetable Fried Dumplings
The last time we ate the DTF, we had the breaded pork chop and I was surprised that the one served to use didn't look like it at all! But I still liked it, it was soft and as always, the fried rice was superb!
Pork chop atop the fried rice
I felt so sad that I ordered the wrong item. I really thought I chose the Xiao Long Bao, not the dumpling. Argh! But these didn't disappoint at all. 
Dumplings prettily arranged
I wasn't able to take a photo of the two noodles that we ordered. You'd wonder what we would do with two noodles, right? Actually I made a mistake (again) by ordering plain noodles for the little girl. I didn't know plain would mean nothing going with it. Zilch, zero, nada. Of course my little girl didn't like it so we had to get another one. As you can see below, the dumpling also has soup inside. It was really a wonderful treat! :)
See the juicy dumpling?
Total bill was $41 something . It was just okay. However, for me, it was already expensive :D I could actually eat these kind of food in Manila with a lower rate. But hey, we're talking about Din Tai Fung here, baby! :) I will always go back, if money isn't an issue!

Din Tai Fung
Website: www.dintaifung.com.sg
Branch Visited:
Junction 8 Shopping Centre
9 Bishan Place #01-41 Singapore 579837
Contact: +65 6356 5228


  1. rawrrr!! i miss eating dumplings! we are doing japanese tonight. wahu!

  2. Gahhhhh ! Let me get some tissue first ! lol $ 41. for 6 dishes ?! Yup , the xlb is pretty expensive :P 6 pcs here is $50. pffffftttt I love that pork chop and fried rice ! Will bring my cam the next time I'll go there :D

  3. nom nom nom...
    i cant say no to dumplings!
    looks like you really enjoyed those foodies...

  4. Oh the Pork chop is inviting! I am not into dumpling kasi but hubby loves them though :)

  5. all those food photos are making me hungry! :D

    i miss dining out on those authentic chinese restaurants. my favorites? their delectable soups, broccoli with beef + the hot salad! nomnom!

  6. It makes me hungry and crave for dumplings. hehehe

    Visit from BC Blogger

  7. wow these post makes me hungry.. i love chinese food!

  8. the foods look so delicious.. :)

  9. thats why i dont know this resto because its located in SG. hehe This post makes me crave for a noodles!

  10. I would love to try the dumplings. Looks really yummy.

    Mommy Maye (http://momayes.blogspot.com/)

  11. I love dumplings! I even like to experiment in eating it with different sauces. :-)

  12. i love dumplings!
    the food looks delicious, yum, yum, yum!

  13. On a recent trip to Singapore, my friend treated us to Din Tai Fung. Delicious food.

  14. I want to try that pork and vegetable dumplings. I'm intrigued with its taste.