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
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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