Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Din Tai Fung - Hong Kong

The Din Tai Fung in HK is a Michelin Starred restaurant. So when we felt like dumplings in the middle of TST, we couldn't resist but to give it a try. As it was already past the usual lunch hour when we got hungry, and so we didn't have to wait long to be seated.

We ordered a Shanghainese appetiser of soy bean with preserved veges and bean curd noodles. It was absolutely deliciousness!!! I do understand that it's not to everyone's taste though.
soy bean preserved vegetables with bean curd noodles

After his Shanghainese trip, hubby raved on and on and on about this awesome truffle chicken soup he'd had at the Din Tai Fung in Shanghai. Hence, when we saw this on the menu here, we absolutely had to order it. It was very clear soup with a really intense chicken and truffle flavour. Intense much!
chicken and truffle soup
We also ordered two types of steamed buns. We ordered the pork and crab roe steamed pork buns and the melon with prawn dumplings. The dumpling skin on both were really thin and yet, malleable enough to not break under your chopsticks. Both dumplings were really tasty but in different ways. The crab roe one was really crabby-type sweetness but the melon one was subtly sweet. Both were yummy though :)
pork and crab roe dumplings

melon and prawn dumpling

melon and prawn dumpling
So this place was pretty good food-wise. No we didn't receive top-notch service and the bill took forever and a day to come but they still got the michelin star somehow. Wasn't too expensive for a good dumplings meal :)

Food - 8.5/10
Service - 6.5/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Value for money - 8/10
Overall - 30/40

Din Tai Fung
20 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2730 6928

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