Hello Steemit friends,
Hope you are doing good today~🌞 Last time, I introduced a popular tea shop and a hotpot restaurant in China with you. Thank you for all your supports. This weekend, my sister and I decided to visit an auntie who lived in Sha Tin and we had some delicious soup dumplings (Chinese: 小籠包Xiao Long Bao) from a worldwide chain restaurant, Din Tai Fung. It was founded in Taipei, Taiwan in 1958 which was a cooking oil retail shop back then. In 1972, they transitioned into a restaurant and earned a reputation for their soup dumpling. Currently, it has 119 branches all over the world, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand, United States, Hong Kong etc. It is recognised as one of the most famous Dim Sum house and has been selected for multiple restaurant rewards including a three consecutive years of Michelin Stars. You probably may find their branches in the city you lived in.
We arrived at the restaurant around 6:30 but it's already packed with people. There are quite a few people milling around the front of the restaurant waiting to be seated. After checking in, we decided have a walk in the New Town Plaza as normally it takes around an hour wait. The waiting times are vary depending on which branch you go. If you want to avoid the wait, it's better check in around 5:45 and get the waiting ticket.
They have a open kitchen at the entrance. The dumplings are made before your eyes~
This branch has decorated in modern style with simple decor.
Let's see what we order today~😋😋😋 我們來看看今天點了什麼菜式和飲料吧 ~😋😋😋
There are a large variety of food that can be chose from. Just for Xiao Long Bao, there are four flavoured, original, truffle, loofah and shrimp, and chicken. They all look so good.
Tossed wild vegetable and beancurd with sesame oil. The vegetables and beancurd are finely chopped. It taste very refreshing~
Drunken Chicken in ShaoXing rice wine. It's a dish of chicken that's been soaked in Shaoxing wine. I love this dish a lot, the chicken has a strong but special flavour.
Bite size Chinese soup dumplings (Chinese: 小籠包Xiao Long Bao). A signature dish from Din Tai Fung. We ordered the original flavour this time~
Spicy shrimp and pork wonton. It's a steamed juicy shrimp wonton mixed in special made spicy sauce. This is a must order dish for me other than Xiao Long Bao when I visit this restaurant~ The slightly spicy and aromatic chilli oil compliments the wonton really well. After eating all the wontons, we mix these sauce with the fried rice we ordered below~
Egg fried rice with deep-fried pork chop. The pork shop is perfectly cooked. It tastes so yummy~
While waiting to be seated in Din Tai Fung, we walked around in the New Town Plaza as normally it takes around an hour wait. And we found this event, "Let's go Glamping". There are many spots for taking photos and each camping tent cooperate with different brands, Cath Kidston, Aigle and Columbia~ And my favourite spot for taking photos is the tree house as it looks amazing~~
Tree house, my personally favourite :)
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
Address: Shop no. 166 on Level 1. New Town Plaza. Phase 1 . Shatin. N.T
Business hours: Mon-Sun 11:30 - 22:00