October 25, 2015

Din Tai Fung Taipei 101 Branch

Taipei is now my favourite destination. We went to Taiwan about two weeks ago and we fell in love with the place right away.

Taiwan was a revelation! We never expected to be amazed. People are polite and nice; transportation is convenient; art abounds; shopping (clothes and electronics) is affordable and most importantly FOOD is GREAT!!!

One example is Din Tai Fung. DTF is synonymous to the best xiao long bao in the world. Or at least that's what I read and tasted.

DTF has branches/franchises around the world. But DTF was born in Taipei. So of course, we have to visit at least one branch in Taiwan.

I read that the first and original branch is in Xinyi but we chose Taipei 101 because it was convenient for us.

{Din Tai Fung Taipei 101 Branch}

{DTF open kitchen}

Din Tai Fung is famous for its long queues. But we were able to get a table right away for lunch because it was only 11AM on a weekday. When we came out about past 12 noon, the queue was already long.

Since it was our first time at DTF, we ordered the bestsellers from their menu. 

{Pork Xiao Long Bao}

We ordered four different kinds of xiao long bao. I forgot to take pictures of the rest though.

{Pork fried rice}

{Shanghai style soy sprouts}

{Shrimp fried rice}

{Pork and shrimp shao mai}

I have to say it was the best xiao long bao and dimsum I had in my life. I am not exaggerating. If there's a DTF in your place, do try it. I am sure it will change your life. Haha! Okay, that was an exaggeration but you know what I mean :)