Monday, April 9, 2012

Another Go at Din Tai Fung

I was in Taipei for a quick 3 day getaway. It was more of a sightseeing excursion but we did manage to squeeze in a few culinary adventures along the way! This is the 3rd of 10 parts.

A window of hardworking men making dumplings?

It only means one thing....

I made sure to visit Din Tai Fung in Taiwan because it's here after all, where this very successful xiao long bao chain originated.

We couldn't be bothered to go to the original Xinyi restaurant and instead settled for the branch found at the basement of Sogo Department Store in Fuxing.

Even if it was way past the lunch hour...

one has to wait...

in order to get a table.

Dining in the motherland didn't make any difference as selection and flavors were similar to what I previously had in Hong Kong and Singapore
Noodles Mixed in Sesame and Peanuts

Steamed Pork Dumplings

Spicy Shrimp Wanton

What made the trip worthwhile, however, was the discovery of these:
Steamed Mashed Taro Dumplings

Smooth, Silky, and Oh So Delicate

I'll never eat at Din Tai Fung without ordering these small heavenly wonders again. I think I found a new favorite!

Din Tai Fung has seven branches in Taiwan. For more information, click here.

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