Din Tai Fung – The New Truffle Chicken Soup

Din Tai Fung - The New Truffle Chicken Soup
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Everything I go to Din Tai Fung, there are some regulars I always order: The Xiao Cai Oriental Salad in Special Vinegar Dressing, Fried Rice with Shrimps and Eggs, Noodle Soup with Fried Pork Chop, Hot & Sour Soup, and of course the signature Steamed Pork Dumplings. I can usually just finish two dishes of the vinegary Xiao Cai at one go.

Din Tai Fung needs little introduction: Said as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times and it is even awarded one Michelin Star at its Hong Kong branch. Surprised? (Read: Din Tai Fung at Taipei 101 + Guide To Eating Xiao Long Bao The Right Way)

Some may say their Xiao Long Bao are not as delicate as they used to be. Let’s just say that there is greater competition from the likes of Crystal Jade Jiangnan, Imperial Treasure, and Paradise Dynasty and there is definitely some basis for comparison. I still think Din Tai Fung manages to keep up with a relatively consistent quality and taste of its Xiao Long Bao over the years.

I do know there are tons of DTF fans who will go gaga over the Steamed Chicken Soup, which tastes really sumptuous, really nutritious as though the fresh chicken essence is going to enhance your inner strength after consumption. At least that’s what some of my friends say.

So what if I tell you that very same signature chicken soup simmered for over six hours, has fresh black truffles added into it?

The new Truffle Chicken Soup dish ($19.80) will come to your table with this really strong aroma and the truffle smell is very enlivening. You will just smell it again and again before consumption. The soup still remains rich yet delicate, without the original chicken soup flavour being overpowered. It actually tastes expensive and exquisite.

This distinctive dish is available available at all branches though, only in limited quantity per day at Paragon, Marina Bay Sands and Resorts World Sentosa branches. Just go to Paragon real early in the day!

[Giveaway ended] Din Tai Fung Chinese New Year 2013 Special Giveaway!
Din Tai Fung has created a Golden Fortune Yu Sheng which are available in two toppings options: Smoked Salmon (Standard $38.80, Deluxe $58.80) or Abalone Yu Sheng (Deluxe $88.80) for customers to usher the Chinese New Year with prosperity and abundance (available between 1st and 24th Feb 2013).

Din Tai Fung will be giving 5 sets of Golden Fortune Smoked Salmon Yusheng (worth $38.80) to 5 blessed Daniel’s Food Diary readers to enjoy during this festive period.

All you need to do is to
Step 1: LIKES the FaceBook page of Daniel’s Food Diary
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Step 3: Leave a comment below to name your favourite Ding Tai Fung dish and WHY

Results will be announced 1st Feb (FRI)

Din Tai Fung
290 Orchard Road #B1-03 Paragon Shopping Centre #B1-03 Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT Station), Tel: +65 6836 8336

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Si Chuan Dou Hua (UOB Plaza)
Old Hong Kong Legend (Raffles City)

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Comments

  1. I wld love to eat the yusheng from din tai feng yum yum.

  2. love din tai feng yu sheng

  3. My fav is their signature Xiao Long Bao , full of goodness and tasty.

  4. I want to share this with my family and relatives!

  5. Cindy Angelique Chia : January 29, 2013 at 2:03 am

    my fav is the legendary xiao long bao! love the sensation of the xiao long bao exploding in my mouth even risking being scalded! :p

    liked n shared….

  6. I love their Xiao Long Bao for its taste and the meat inside is so juicy.

  7. I am a big fan of Yu Sheng! Hope I can win!

  8. definitely is xiao long bao…didnt know my son also love it..once we order half a dozen…he finished it all n had to reorder my share of xiao long bao…

  9. My favourite dish is the xiao long bao! The yummy sensation of the warm soup filling my mouth when I bite into a xiao long bao is what I look forward to every time. Makes me hungry just thinking of it and it’s not lunch time yet!

  10. I want to share this with my family and relatives!

  11. We love Din Tai Fung's Fried Rice with Pork Chop…simply delicious and flavourful! 😀

  12. wow I wish to experience it!!!! wish Daniel's food diary s properous cny and eat more!share more!!

  13. wow I wish to experience it!!!! wish Daniel’s food diary s properous cny and eat more!share more!!

  14. I super love the Xiao Cai Oriental Salad in Special Vinegar Dressing too! My friends always wonder why I like to eat that – but they don't seem to understand that the mix of vegs+beancurds+etc tossed in the sauce makes the dish amazingly addictive!

  15. Beef noodle with soup.

    Noodle is smooth, soup is tasty and beef is tangy.
    Add abit of chilli paste into the soup to make it more flavorful.

  16. Definitely the Xiao Cai cause i like this with lots of vinegar and it’s a great way to start the meal ^_^

  17. I never like Xiao Long Bao but I make an exception for Din Tai Fung's signature Xiao Long Bao. After trying for the first time, I become obsessed with it and it is now one of the things I must have weekly. For me, Xiao Long Bao is more than Din Sum and is a true comfort food to me. If I have a bad day, then Xiao Long Bao is my antidote.

  18. I love their layered custard sponge cake (千層糕)!! So addictive. I’ve liked, shared and commented. Thanks for the giveaway Daniel! Happy lunar new year in advance!!

  19. I never like Xiao Long Bao but I do make an exception for Din Tai Fung’s signature Xiao Long Bao. The dumplings are traditionally filled with small pork meatballs and are encased in a thin, translucent dumpling shell with a savory broth within. After trying them for the first time, I become obsessed to them and are one of the things I must have weekly. To me, Din Tai Fung’s Xiao Long Bao are more than Dim Sum and are true comfort food. When I have a bad day, Xiao Long Bao is my antidote!

  20. I love their fried rice!

  21. Xiao Long Bao for me!! One of the best Xiao Long Bao around!!

  22. Xiao Long Bao. It's still my favourite after all these years!

  23. I love everything from Din Tai Fung especially their Xiao Long Bao, stir-fried dou miao (kudos to me cause I hate vegetables), their baos of different flavours and main courses such as fried rice! =)

  24. Definitely the Xiao Long Baos (; mmmmm

  25. The steamed dumplings, whether they are the traditional steamed pork dumplings, or the ones filled with yam paste, are both my favourites! When enjoyed with family and loved ones, you feel the warmth in your heart and your stomach!

  26. To be honest, I am the give-me-my-steak kind of guy and I rarely fancy Chinese restaurant but it was love-at-the-first taste when I ate Xiao Long Bao was at Din Tai Fung at their Bishan outlet years ago. The unique taste tickled my taste bud and got me hooked! Since then, I have been going around the island and aboard with an keen eye on eateries that serve Xiao Long Bao but after trying so many, I have not find one, not even those that I have tried during my working trips in China that could beat Din Tai Fung in that aspect. Except for the Taiwan Din Tai Fung that you have interviewed on radio, I must say theirs are incredibly delicate and good!

  27. To be honest, I am the give-me-my-steak kind of guy and I rarely fancy Chinese restaurant but it was love-at-the-first taste when I ate Xiao Long Bao was at Din Tai Fung at their Bishan outlet years ago. The unique taste tickled my taste bud and got me hooked! Since then, I have been going around the island and aboard with an keen eye on eateries that serve Xiao Long Bao but after trying so many, I have not find one, not even those that I have tried during my working trips in China that could beat Din Tai Fung in that aspect. Except for the Taiwan Din Tai Fung that you have interviewed on radio, I must say theirs are incredibly delicate and good!

  28. My favourite Ding Tai Fung dish is their Xiao Long Bao. The fillings are juicy and delicious, and the texture of the skin is just nice! I could have them for dinner everyday!

  29. The food at Din Tai Fung is really not bad, have been there 3 times last year. I know it is only 3 times but I only visit Din Tai Fung when my friends jio me to eat xiao long bao. And there are other dim sum worth trying, it is not bad, the quality of the food is good, not say too oily too.

  30. I will always order the fried rice with shrimps and eggs whenever I visit Din Tai Fung. This may look like a simple rice dish, but fried rice is very fragrant and addicting!

  31. Chan Chong Wah : January 29, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    Would love to try this !

  32. My favourite Ding Tai Fung dish is their Egg fried rice! a very simple dish but it's a must order for me! I'll never able to find this simple fried rice elsewhere anymore!

  33. My favourite is their egg fried rice.

  34. I love DTF’s Xiao Long Bao. They are such delicious morsels of savory goodness!

  35. my favourite! yummy xiao long bao!

  36. 十全鴨

  37. There are many favourites for me at Din Tai Fung. The dishes are never a letdown! Love their drunken chicken. Done to perfection! :)

  38. My favourite dish at Ding Tai Fung is Xiao Long Bao. I love the juicy premium minced pork wrapped in the thin and smooth skin of the 18 exquisite folds.Yummy!

  39. My personal favourite is their Fried Rice with Shrimps and Eggs!
    I don’t if it’s the the shirmps that’s the crystal prawns kind that’s very QQ and their fried rice is being evenly fried so there’s really a great blend of eggs and rice!
    Very fragrant and tasty!

  40. My favourite Ding Tai Fung dish is their Egg fried rice! a very simple dish but it’s a must order for me! I’ll never able to find this simple fried rice elsewhere anymore!

  41. My Favourite dish will definitely be their pork chop fried rice. DTF fries very heavenly rice with every single one coated with goodness. And why the pork chop? I have no idea how DTF handles their meat/poultry because they all taste so TENDERLY GOOD.

  42. It has got to be its Steamed Chicken Soup – really wholesome & great stuff for the body to the last drop ;-P.

  43. For whatever reason, I love e Xiao Long Bao.. ate once in Taiwan ten fifteen years ago!!
    And after that, I just go DTF whenever I got craving! Luckily my kids n wife love it too!

  44. Steamed Chicken Soup. For a cold-weather perk me up, it's perfect!

  45. my fav ding tai fung dish is dan dan mian, esp the one at paragon which I used to work when I was much younger years back! creamy sesame peanut sauce so yummy!

  46. my fav ding tai fung dish is dan dan mian, esp the one at paragon which I used to work when I was much younger years back! creamy sesame peanut sauce so yummy! can't wait to feature this yu sheng on my fb page as well :)

  47. My FRAV dish in Ding Tai Fung will be Xiao Long Bao, which is often one of the MUST-ORDER of many patrons :) Would love to win the Golden Fortune Smoked Salmon Yusheng, as my parents are BIG BIG FAN of Smoked Salmon Yusheng :))

  48. Xiao Long Bao!

  49. Yum Yum…I love them all. Most of all, I love the prize. It's mine.

  50. I like the Steamed Chicken Soup! I’m a soup lover and I find this soup really delicious. Plus, it has health benefits to the body.

  51. Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Buns is a must-order for me at Din Tai Fung. Totally satisfies my taste buds every time!

  52. Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Buns! I have been ordering this every time since I first discovered it. I love it for its spicy broth and tender juicy meat :)

  53. I love the Xiao Long Pao . The best xiao long pao that i have ever tried.

  54. My favourite dish is Xiao Long Bao. This is the place where I have eaten my first Xiao Long Bao, I still remember the juicy bao that spilled all over me.

  55. I love din tai fung fried rice because the pearl grains give such a wonderful mouth feel to the wok-fried fragrance 😀 *yumyum*

  56. I love their fried rice as i love their short rice grain used that complement the eggy taste! Very hearty! 😀

  57. The fried rice looks good and I love their noodle in spicy sauce too! Needless to say, the XLB is a must order!

  58. I would like to share this with my family if i win!

  59. Shantel Salvatore : January 29, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    Been to shanghai two years ago and had their authentic xiao long bao over there.. after that when I came back to singapore, nowhere else xiao long bao give the same taste, until I tried Din Tai Feng's xiao long bao during a family gathering! thumb ups to their xiao long bao!

  60. I love Xiao Long Bao. I love the juicy fillings

  61. Xiao Long Bao because it is really tasty and not too big so that having more would not be stuffy.

  62. Xiao long bao because it just taste so good which deserved to be shared with everyone! 😀

  63. Xiao Long Bao. The hot steaming soup in a bun stlll amazes me as a delicious culinary skill perfected.

  64. Din Tai Fong’s Xiao Long Bao quality has been consistent in their taste, so I would love to share this greatness with all :)

  65. Oh…. Super love Din Tai Fung Xiao long bao! A must order dish!

  66. Besides Xiao Long Bao and Hot and Sour Soup, the very one dish that I die die have to order each and every visit is their Egg Fried Rice with Prawns! The plate of golden grains with crunchy prawns is so aromatic and flavorful that I would always end up finishing the entire plate though I have to watch my carbo intake.

  67. Besides Xiao Long Bao and Hot and Sour Soup, the very one dish that I die die have to order each and every visit is their Egg Fried Rice with Prawns! The plate of golden grains with crunchy prawns is so aromatic and flavorful that I would always end up finishing the entire plate though I have to watch my carbo intake.

  68. saw how difficult it was to master making Xiao Long bao by Bob Blumer…therefore will not waste my time learning but simply to hop over to Din Tai Fung to get my fix.

  69. I love the steamed chicken soup n of course their xiao long bao which tastes great n refreshing. But I would now love to try the truffle chicken soup next time as I’m a soup lover!

  70. Definitely the xiao long bao! DTF does it the best with its thin skin and flavourful soup :)

  71. totally love the fried rice! every grain is yummy and not lumpy like some other places..

  72. love their Xiao long bao ! the taste is just right and I like the soup filing.

  73. I love xiao long pao fom Ding Tai Fung, juicy and yummy.

  74. Definitely their xiao long bao, The soup filling in xlb is simply wonderful and it taste superb. It has never disappoint me the few times that I’ve went to eat it at Ding Tai Fung, but this time I’ll be hoping to try their Yusheng as well for a change. And of course, xlb will still be one of the food that I’ll be ordering (:

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  75. Chua Siew Cheun : January 31, 2013 at 10:57 am

    My favourite will be 红油抄手 (Oriental Wontons with Black Vinegar & Chilli Oil)! Melt-in-your mouth wonton skins, packed with juicy shrimp and meat, dipped in vinegar and chilli oil. The sour and spicy taste in the mouth, absolutely exquisite! Wanting some now, hungry~ :(

  76. For me, my favourite dish at Ding Tai Fung has to be Xiao Long Bao *super thumbs up*

  77. OMG do I really have to choose ONE out of the many dishes I love from DTF? I absolutely have to start my meal in DTF with their popular Xiao Cai… and then I will always, always, always order their Fried Rice with Pork Chop and their prawn pancake.

    If I really have to choose, I think my favourite dish from DTF has to be their prawn pancake. The generous serving of succulent fresh shrimp wrapped in a perfectly deep-fried tofu skin just gives it a crisp that no words can describe.

    Pair it with DTF’s chilli sauce and even a bad day will magically become a better one. I love the prawn pancake!

  78. Without a doubt, their excellent Xiao Long Bao. I love the juicy fillings of the Xiao Long Bao.

  79. While Din Tai Fung’s Xiao Long Bao is by far the winner in terms of my children’s favourite dish. I would like to highlight the my favourite Fragrant Pork with Crushed Garlic dish. This appetizer is everything a prelude to a meal should have, light as so as not to laden your bellies before the main course, delicious garlic-sauced pork and the refreshing ‘crunch’ of the cucumber. It’s a medley of flavours and textures in every mouthful! My only complaint is that if only the serving portions could be bigger…so that I could have it as my meal.

  80. I love Xiao Long Bao. A bite of xiao long bao making it explode the warm soup into my mouth.
    It is worth scalding my mouth for it.

  81. My favourite dish is the Xiao Long Bao because it’s delicious & a great comfort food.

  82. Xiao Long Bao, because they are aptly hot and juicy!

  83. xiao long bao my favourite

  84. My friend introduced me to their 蒜泥白肉 and i am in love with it since then! the sauce is awesome when you mix with their fried rice! :)

  85. I love Din Tai Fung’s signature Xiao Long Bao!! It beats all the other Xiao Long Baos hands down. No wonder they are a Michelin starred restaurant! I will love to try their Chinese New Year Yusheng with my family!:):) thanks!

  86. i love eating the signature steamed p0rk dumplings, xiao long bao and fried rice with shimps and eggs.

  87. I've always love their Xiao Long Bao whenever I went to Din Tai Fung to makan! Love their juicy sauce when you bite! Other dish would be their Chicken soup, light but tasty goes super well with their handmade noodle!

  88. I love their Xiao cai Oriental Salad in Special Vinegar Dressing!! I will always order it when i go to Din Tai Fung together with their Signature Xiao Long Baos. Their Xiao cais are simple but the most scriumptious pick me ups! I will love to try their Chinese New Year Yusheng!!:) Thanks Daniel!:)

  89. All the best!!

  90. All dishes at Din Tai Fung are awesome. But my favourite is its Yam Xiao Long Bao. Something we can only get in Din Tai Fung and is so light and not very sweet that I could have 1 long all by myself!

  91. I love the 小籠包 for the delicious black truffle and the minced meat

  92. My Favourite is the Xiao Long Bao. I like the thin dumpling skin with the delicious clear broth! It is so delicious! I can eat at least 10 pieces. Also want to try the new Truffle Chicken Soup.

  93. just had it in taiwan, would love to try singapore's DTF yusheng!

  94. Drunken chicken with a good level of Chinese wine.

  95. All-Time-Favourite Xiao Long Bao ~ Sizzling hot and rich soup, wrapped in delicate dough skin to imperfection with savoury and juicy fillings that bursts into my mouth every bites ~ Heavenly:)

  96. Awesome food!!! Great pictures too!

  97. Definitely the chicken soup with black truffle! Better truffle than shark fins right!

  98. I need to have the Yu Sheng so that I don't get consti**tion during this important eating season….

  99. Xiao Long pao is a must whenever I visit Ding Tai Fung!!! Huat ah!!!

  100. I’m always craving for the tender pork chop with fried rice. It’s really nice to chew on soft and easy to swallow meat.

  101. love all the foods!

  102. Annabelle Tong : February 1, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    i love their xiao long bao! XLB for the win. my always must order favourite!

  103. i simply love their xiao long bao. hot steaming baos with chilli! must try and definitely a big fav

  104. i love their xiao long bao to the max! so juicy and yummy!

  105. Everything is din tai fung is simply yummy but what I like most was the fried rice with shrimp and egg as it coloring of the rice and appearance of the fried rice is so much more presentable than those normal fried rice outside and what more the fragrant is so nice before I even have a taste of it, simply so tempting and even a small eater like wish to have more.

  106. Love their Xiao Long Bao..always ordered it whenever I am there with the wife….

  107. Thanks Daniel! Have emailed accordingly!

  108. 谢谢楼主 楼主辛苦了

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