We had the lunch at the very popular chain from Taiwan, DinTaiFung
. It was 2:00 pm and the place was still packed. We had to wait 15 minutes for a table.
DinTaiFung is known for their steamed pork dumplings or xiao long bao or soupy dumplings. They have branches all over Asia, Australia and Los Angeles. They also serve small dishes of food. Everything here is small.
xiao long bao or steamed pork dumplings
Both dumplings were good just like the ones I ate at DinTaiFung in Hong Kong but imho they’re not the best xiao long bao I’ve ever eaten. That honor still goes to Joe’s Shanghai in New York chinatown. Several restaurants in Hong Kong also have excellent xiao long bao.
steamed vegetable dumplings
tofu with mushroom
Unbelievable but my favorite was their pork chop on rice. The pork chop was pounded thin, breaded and fried. Nothing unusual there but the taste was different. It was salty, mildy spicy and another taste I can’t pinpoint. It was also crisp and juicy.
fried pork chop on fried rice w/ egg
shrimp & pork wonton noodle soup
I just love, love their bag holder. It even has a cloth cover to prevent any possible stains.
435 Orchard Road
#02-48/53 Wisma Atria