Din Tai Fung, Sydney

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.

Dai Ting Fung Pork Dumplings Xiao Long Bao

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).

Din Tai Fung Drunken Chicken

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 :)

Dai Ting Fung Pork Dumplings Xiao Long Bao

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.

Din Tai Fung Cha Jiang Noodles

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.

Din Tai Fung Lychee Mint Juice

 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 :)

Food: 3/5
Service: 3/5
Atmosphere: 4/5

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3 comments for “Din Tai Fung, Sydney

  1. August 28, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    I almost thought it opened its door in Adelaide! Nah, love din tai fung a lot. Enjoyed it while travelling overseas. They had three top delicacies including truffle, crab butter and Foie Gras varieties. The taste brought me to heaven. The drunken chicken should not be salty though. They must want you to have more drinks. LOL

    • I Only Eat Desserts
      August 31, 2013 at 8:14 am

      one can only dream that they opened one ^_^ ooo those varieties sound delicious – I think there was a truffle special dumpling when I was there, though at $3 a dumpling! Haha tbh I actually wouldn’t mind getting another lychee and mint smoothie – so much yum.

      • August 31, 2013 at 12:43 pm

        $3 each is cheaper than what we had. $40 for 12. I’d go with that smoothie as well, looks so refreshing. :D

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