Monday, February 28, 2011

Din Tai Fung, The Gardens, Kuala Lumpur

My first visit to Din Tai Fung! Been actually hearing raves about this Taiwanese joint for it's superb xiao lung bao and variety of noodles! Been really lucky as we celebrated a close friend's birthday here; a reason to sample great food, heh.

Our first order upon arriving, we ordered a few baskets of Xiao Long Bao (RM9.80 for 6 pieces) without hestitation. Although slightly pricier than other places, the fillings and just-thick-enough skin really made up for it! I like the fillings the best, tasty and not too salty. I *secretly* counted the folds on the dumplings - 18 folds, sign of professionalism; they know their trade very well. Recommended, and *caution*, extremely addictive, lol.

Main course! Spicy Shrimp Pork Wanton La Mian (RM15). I did not really sample this, but from the looks of my satisfied friend, this should be good. Good thing here is that, the same noodles, the main character of the dish are used for different variant - different ingredients, or soup.

My order of Pork Chop La Mian (RM14.50). The crystal clear soup was really light, was ok to me, as I prefer less salty food. The pork chop was great too, with great biting consistency and the pork doesn't turns soggy even being soaked in the soup as it's not coated with flour or bread crumbs.

I really like the noodles, great consistency and springy by itself. Can only be done by really great sifus who start from scratch - the dough itself. If only more noodles are given in a bowl.. slurps!

My friend loves the Pork Chop Fried Rice (RM15). I was skeptical at first, thinking what's so special about fried rice, whatsover in a Taiwanese restaurant? Turns out, the fried rice was good, with separated grains of rice and full of wok hei! Pretty enjoyable, even with the price tag.

A total of RM175.40, which means an averagely RM30 for each of us. Not bad for such quality, but definitely not quantity, lol.

Last but not least, Happy Birthday Ah C (although wayyyyyy past), lol! May you be healthy as always!

Din Tai Fung's Detail
Address : LG207, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200, Kuala Lumpur.
Phone : 03-2283 2292, 03-2283 2362
Website :
Price : Averagely RM20++

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