My first Din Tai Fung experience was in Singapore. Fast forward, we have it in Malaysia since more than 2 years ago. Din Tai Fung is famous of their 18-fold Xiao Long Bao. Many have said that the original Din Tai Fung in Taiwan is much better than the one we have in KL, I might have the chance to try it soon
Above: Din Tai Fung Restaurant
Above: The perfect accompaniment for XLB – Ginger and vinegar
We were there during their soft launch to try out their items and service even before it’s open to the public. Being in a big group of 10, we fired our orders away, thinking that we would be kept waiting for the long list of food. Surprisingly, our order came within 15 minutes, and they came as fast as we could eat, if not faster. Superb food and efficient service.
Above:Stewed Beancurd with Honey Sauce (RM7)
Above:House Special Appetizer (RM4.50)
Above:Spicy Jelly Fish (RM7.80)
Above:Taiwan Century Egg (RM4.50)
The other which worth mentioning was Spicy Pork Wanton, smothered in fiery hot chilli oil. The wanton skin was absolutely thin and smooth, while the fillings of pork and shrimp were succulent and generous.
Above: Spicy Pork Wanton (RM10) RECOMMENDED
Above: Spicy Vegetable Pork Wanton (RM9)
Above:Deep Fried Shrimp Pork Wanton (RM10)
For deep fried item lovers, a must try was Mango Shrimp Roll. This had a nice balance of flavour from the savoury shrimp and the sweet mango, coated with spring roll before being breaded and fried to crispy perfection. It is quite sizable too, definitely a dish meant for sharing.
Above: Mango Shrimp Roll (RM8) RECOMMENDED
The all timer favourite is still classic Xiao Long Bao – 18 fold super thin skin wrapping succulent and juicy meat in a dollop of delicious broth. Top that with shreds of ginger and vinegar, and you’ll find yourself slurping and munching away at the same time, marveling the delicate work of art that goes into the preparation of each dumpling.
Above: Xiao Long Bao (RM11.80) RECOMMENDED
Above: Shrimp and Pork Shao-mai (RM13.80/ 6pcs)
For something different, we also tried Truffle Xiao Long Bao, the addition of truffle evident from the darker bits blended within the meat inside.
Above: Truffle Xiao Long Bao (RM36)
Above: Truffle in Xiao Long Bao
For soup lovers, they serve House Steamed Chicken Soup, Shanghai Style Deep Fried Fish and Baby Green Beans with Minced Pork.
Above: House Special Steamed Chicken Soup (RM13)
Above: Baby Green Beans with Minced Pork (RM16) RECOMMENDED
Above: Shanghai Style Deep Fried Fish (RM18.80)
To fill your stomach, there a variety of la mian and fried rice - Fragrant Spring Onion La Mian that had a pleasant aroma from the spring onion oil. Give it a good mix with the superior soya sauce and what you get is a bowl of springy noodles that are QQ and savoury.
Above: Fragrant Spring Onion La Mian (RM12.80) RECOMMENDED
Above: Cha Jiang La Mian (RM12.80)
Above: Pork Chop
Above: Shrimp Pork Fried Rice (RM15) RECOMMENDED
Time for desserts! My pick from the menu would be the Gui Ling Gao, you cant wrong go with choice.
Above: Mini Sesame Bun (RM5.50) RECOMMENDED
Above: Chilled Mango Pudding (RM7.80)
Above: Gui Ling Gao (RM6.80) RECOMMENDED
Great food, great environment and great service, we’ll be back again !
Din Tai Fung e@Curve
G17-G20, Ground Floor e@Curve,
No. 2A, Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 Petaling Jaya
Tel No.: +603 – 7728 3218 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +603 – 7728 3218 end_of_the_skype_highlighting