Restaurant 台北101購物中心 Din Tai Fung, Shifu Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Din Tai Fung Dumpling House is special ?
Din Tai Fung Dumpling House is Taipei's most celebrated Shanghai-style dumpling shop is now a worldwide franchise. This is the place that started it all and daily meal-time line-ups attest to an enduring popularity. Try the classic xiǎolóng bāo (steamed pork dumplings), done to perfection every time.
There are branches in the Taipei 101 food court, and the SOGO food court under Zhongxiao-Fuxing MRT.
Must try dishes:
They are steamed to perfection, somehow having soup around a delicious minced beef or piece of crab meat.
Crab Roe & Pork Xiaolongbao,
Shrimp & Pork Wontons,
Shrimp & Pork Pot Stickers,
Noodles with Spicy Sesame & Peanut Sauce,
Glutinous Rice dumplings.
- Dining at the origins of Dumplings
- Great, Fresh Dim Sum
- Good and fresh foods
- For Dumpling addicts
- “Terrific meal - definitely visit”
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol YES
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu YES
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian YES
台北101購物中心 Din Tai Fung, Shifu Road, Xinyi District, Taipei City, Taiwan
Tips for you
A bit of a wait when I arrived at 8pm on a Friday evening but there were souvenir/food stuff stalls nearby to while the time away while you wait. Excellent service and food was delicious and fresh, especially the stir-fried vegetables. They even offered to serve the sweet redbean dumplings later without me asking as they suggested it's best eaten as a dessert. Half portions also available so suitable for small appetites or if you want to try a variety of dishes. And of course, do not miss trying the different type of dumplings including the originals and the one with spicy chili oil that you must try. As I have a seafood allergy, I was especially glad that they had many vegetable dumpling options.
This restaurant is below street level in the Taipei 101 building. It’s down to the right before you enter the 101. We went with a local colleague for lunch and got there a bit before the lunch rush – which is recommended. The space is huge; the area where the dumplings are prepared is enclosed in glass, so you can see them being made. We tried several dishes including the Pork XiaoLong Bao, Steamed Vegetable & Ground Pork Dumplings, and Pork Fried Rice with Egg. It was all super with the dumplings being just amazing. As a westerner, the Snow Fungus Sweet Soup was good, but the texture was between tapioca and slimy. It was really special for our host to pick it out, so I at about half, and it was lightly sweet. The service is super. The staff swarm the floor and simply take care of you instantly – and yet somehow avoid making you feel rushed. The decor is a bit modern and clean, but I thought the place was attractive with a really good noise level considering the hundreds of patrons. All in all, highly recommended!