Din Tai Fung, Taipei.
"My food Mecca, i’ve finally made it" These are the words that resonated in my mind as i stood in line waiting to get into the illustrious Din Tai Fung. For those who don’t know this famous franchise, Din Tai Fung is the original gangster of Shanghai Dumpling places. These bad boys,
These may look like your average dumpling, but on closer inspection you can see amazing attention to detail. Each dumpling is hand-made and all must have exactly 18 folds and as soon as you eat it, you understand why these are the best dumplings in the world.
How to Eat a Shanghai Dumpling 101.
Here is a quick guide to eat dumplings so you don’t look like a hooligan.
1. Don’t poke holes into your shanghai dumpling,
2. Dumpling Bath, place your dumping into the vinegar and let it soak and cool down.
3. Eat it whole, don’t be a hooligan and bite it in half.
The main event are the dumplings but all the other dishes that i had were amazing as well.
Steam Pork Buns.
Prawn and Pork Fried Rice.
Sticky Rice with Red Bean.
There must be something in the water in Taipei. I went to the Din Tai Fung in Kuala Lumpur and it doesn’t even compare to the one in Taipei. If you ever have the privilege to be in Taiwan please go to Din Tai Fung your perception on Shanghai dumplings will change forever.