23 -28 October 2010
Din Tai Fung lunch on our 3rd day in SG. This branch is in Wisma Atria along Orchard Road (Orchard Turn).
Since Crystal Jade opened its doors to the public in October, people have been flocking the place thus reducing our chances to eat their "famous" xiao long bao before leaving for SG.
Having recently tasted Crystal Jade's XLB, it was a big disappointment. Sorry Crystal Jade, you should remove 'Xiao Long Bao' from your restaurant name since you DO NOT DELIVER. (Cyrstal Jade Restaurant Review to follow). You can't match the Xiao Long Bao of Din Tai Fung.
The XLB in DTF is superbly delicious. The skin was soft but not easily ruptured. The soup inside was steaming hot and was adequate for the meat that came with it. The pieces were evenly spaced on the dimsum rack to allow proper distribution of heat within the compartment (unlike in CJ where the dimsum rack is small for 5 pieces).
5 evenly spaced pieces of xia long bao in a dimsum rack
Juicy and piping hot piece Xia Long Bao doused in 70% Black Vinegar and 30% Light Soy Sauce with ginger strips.
Spicy Beef La Mien
For the La Mien, the Spicy Beef Noodles was the best spicy beef noodle dish I've ever devoured. The noodles were fresh and the broth was aromatic. There were plenty of succulent tender chunks of beef in the dish, and in addition, they almost melted in my mouth, telling me that it was delicately slow-cooked. I can't explain further, but what I know is that it was heavenly. The price was quite steep, pegged at 10SGD, but it was worth it.
Din Tai Fung Menu
Because it was so good, we ate there for the second time before departing SG :)
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
435 Orchard Road
#02-48/53, Wisma Atria
+65 6732 1383
Mon-Fri: 11am - 10pm
Sat-Sun, PH: 10am - 10pm