Not to toot my own horn but I think Sydney loves me – nearly everywhere I went I missed the rush of people. After a 1 minute wait at Din Tai Fung on a Friday night we were ushered in. I’m used to dirty Asian food i.e. dirt cheap, hole in the wall place with food that tastes like angel’s tears. Din Tai Fung was a nice change of pace with no sign of the food poisoning death god lurking close by.
The drunken chicken was juicy and soft with the perfect texture but it’s downfall was it being extremely salty (could have used the money on more dumplings).
Drunken Chicken ($10.80)
Being the uncivilized asian I am I broke the pork xiao long bao and let all that glorious meat juice flood out. My ancestors would be ashamed. After a few attempts I managed to pick one up, bite into it and slurp up the pork broth whilst gobbling up the juicy pork meat and tender dumpling skin. After demolishing all 6 I realised I forgot to use any condiments – this humble dumpling by itself was enough :)
Pork Dumplings Xiao Long Bao ($10.80)
Cha jiang noodles was topped with tofu and minced pork with bouncy noodles at the bottom. It reminded me a bit of mapu tofu but the dish itself was quite ordinary. Again money could have been used on dumplings.
Cha Jiang Noodles ($13.80)
Mmm the lychee mint juice was the hit for me during this dinner – refreshing mint with the sweetness of lychee all blended together into a smoothie. I would just come back to get one of these bad boys.
Lychee Mint Juice ($6.80)
Delicious dumplings and lychee mint juice – my favourites from this meal! Although the dumplings were a bit pricey (I’m assuming this might just be a Sydney thing) it was still delicious and worth it even for a snack :)