February 3, 2010 Off

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐 (Taipei: Yong Kang Street)

By in 10: Taipei

Din Tai Fung 1Ah yes Din Tai Fung, the famous Taiwanese restaurant chain that has branches in many different cities from around the world, including Los Angeles. I was never that big of a fan of the Los Angeles Din Tai fung because it’s always too crowded and I think there are other better places for Xiao lung bao. Though couple of people I know swear by the one in Taipei.

The original Din Tai Fung is on Yong Kang Street, also known as the “gourmet food town” of Taipei because they’re several famous restaurants there. The original branch is inside a 4 floors narrow building (it was probably only just the first floor when it first started). The Din Tai Fung in Taiwan also has elaborate branding with mascots.

ding tai fung

We got two cart of what Din Tai Fung is famous for: Xiao lung bao. One regular and one with crab roe. I think it’s not too dissimilar from the ones in Los Angeles, but it’s slightly better. The skin was very thin and the bao was delicately made. The dumplings were fresh and refine tasting, but I think the soup inside wasn’t as juicy as I like.

We weren’t full after this but that’s ok. It was our intention to have two lunches as we want to try more than one restaurant at Yong Kang street.

Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
194 Xinyi Road Section 2, Taipei

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