All Din Tai Fung restaurants feature the dumpling makers at the entrance! So fun to watch them make each one. Precision here is key; they use scales to weigh them too.
10am is probably the only time the restaurant is not overly packed with people.
小龍包 Original pork dumplings, NT120 (US$4)
What makes the Din Tai Fung dumplings so incredible is a number of things-- consistency of the product no matter which city/location you visit, the perfect ratio of juice to dumpling, and the tender and amazingly flavorful meat. The only thing better than this is the crabmeat dumpling below.
蟹粉小龍包 Crabmeat dumplings (also comes in a set of 6), NT204 (US$6.50)
I dream about these dumplings! This may actually be my favorite Chinese food item ever. Also, please note how finely sliced the ginger is! Delicate and perfect.
A half eaten crabmeat dumpling.
蝦肉紅油抄手 chili oil shrimp pork wontons, NT160 (US$5)
The chili oil seems simple but adds such a great kick to the wonton. This dish is a must!
Din Tai Fung/鼎泰豐
B2 at Sogo Fuxing
No. 300, Sec. 3, Zhong Xiao East Road, Da'an District
Several other Taipei locations:
Here are the US locations: http://www.dintaifungusa.com/locations_us.html
It still baffles and upsets me that there is no Din Tai Fung in New York!
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