Saturday, 2 August 2014

Noobie Foodie│Din Tai Fung

Good morning, beautiful people!
Din Tai Fung is one of the most popular places for dumplings, wontons and other tasty Asian treats and since it's one of my good friend S's favourite place we decided to go there for some lunch! Delicious food and excellent service made my experience there very enjoyable! 
Din Tai Fung Food Adventures

So on to the fooddd!

When one goes to Din Tai Fung it is imperative to get DUMPLINGS! It's what they're best known for and man it was delicious! We got the Crab Meat and Roe with Pork Dumplings and man they were delicious! Filled with soup and dumpling skin steamed to perfection! I couldn't really taste the roe but none the less it was good to try it! 
Of course after dumplings we had to also get some wontons! This is my friends favourite thing - Pork and Prawn Wonton Soup! Warm and a great dish for winter!
Green Beans
This is one of my favourite dishes from DTF - Green Beans with Mince Pork! The minced pork is well marinated and combined with the flavoursome beans make this one of my all time favourites! 
Xia long bao

XIA LONG BAO! This is again another signature dish from DTF! So delicious! Soupy and warm! My only complaint is that it's dangerous to eat this fresh because you can potentially burn the roof of mouth very easily! Also beware because the soup will explode onto clothes (Yes this is from experience)!

Shao Mai
Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai! Although not as tasty as the dumplings it's still very good and something I would recommend to try! 
Calamari Ring
Finally we also got the Deep Fried Calamari Rings! Even though I would have liked some dessert there was definitely too much food as I shall visit DTF again for the dessert! 
Read more for the full review:

Location: ★★★★★
We visited the DTF in World Square but they have so many locations and it's an international franchise so it's definitely convenient to go for a meal there! There are 4 stores located just in the City and one of them is the recently opened one in Wynyard!  
Menu: ★★★☆☆
Not the most extensive menu but it has all the favourites of a Chinese restaurant and they also offer noodle, rice and other options for a quick and easy meal! There are also drinks and desserts on offer for those with more room in their stomach! 
Taste: ★★★★☆
So TASTY! Especially if you know what you like in Chinese food! The green bean dish is definitely one of the reasons why I keep coming back to DTF!! And you can't go wrong with Xia Long Bao! I do wish there was more filling in the dumplings and the portion sizes can be a bit bigger! 
Price: ★★★☆☆
For a Chinese restaurant it's definitely not the cheapest or the most affordable especially because the portion sizes are quite small! But if you are just after a small lunch or dinner and a simple noodle or rice dish would suffice then $10 can probably cover you for that! If you want to try the more interesting food on offer then it'll set you back a fair amount more! 
Overall: ★★★☆☆
One of the biggest things that bug me about DTF is THE WAITING! Most of the time there is a wait - especially during peak hours and sometimes the wait can be veryveryvery long! We were lucky because we arrived quite late into the peak hour so it wasn't as bad but just be aware of the potential waiting time! The food is served swiftly and the service is quick as well! Would go again especially to try the Gem Dumplings they have on offer! 

Happy Eating!
♥ Lingfish
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  1. Mmm there's so much to love about DTF!!

  2. Great review! *u* Everything looks AMAZING<3 I'd love to try their food sometime ;A; The rings look especially delicious~
    -Kiyomi xx

    1. Thank you sooo much!

      I really appreciate it! Will be checking out your blog too! :D

  3. Have been to this place so many time, just get seem to be getting enough of it! Love the food, the dumplings! Good job with the review :)

    1. sorry typo above! Just don't seem to be getting enough of it.

    2. Cannot agree more with the comment and thankyou Neel for the kind words! :D