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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Din Tai Fung, Sydney
Din Tai Fung
Shrimp and Pork Fried Wonton
Kung Pao Chicken with noodles
Now this one should be a no brainer given that it’s so
famous and all across the world. Over the years in Sydney, I have always seen
this one at the Westfield mall at City and due to being a non-pork eater, I
hadn’t tried this for a long time. Luckily, things have changed and I started
with the bacon and pork mince and hello Din Tai Fung. To Begin with, I have tried
three locations so far in Sydney, one in North Sydney at Greenwood Plaza, the
other at Westfield Mall at Pitt Street and latest at World Square, near Town
Hall station. It would be quite a coincidence that in the last 4 weeks, I end
up at Din Tai Fung every Thursday.
Dim Sum Roulette
To begin with, Din Tai Fung’s core business is dim sums
and buns. I have tried the pork dumplings and they are amazing. I have always
believed that dumplings are something which have to be hot steamed and juicy.
Back in India, I recall original dumplings or Momo’s as they call it in
Tibetian cuisine, which were so juicy and the moment you pop them in your
mouth, in one whole bite, all the juices of the meat kind of squirt out and there
is this amazing explosion of flavours. When I came to Sydney, and tried
dumplings, which are a bit different and tried them, I missed the juiciness in
Momo’s. But that was only until recently in Din Tai Fung.
Perfectly sealed delicate dumplings sealed and steamed and
you pop them in your mouth and its instant nirvana. So to begin with, the pork
dumplings are awesome. What Din Tai Fung does, is provide you with a set of
dumplings, on a plate with roulette and one of the dumplings has chilli in it.
Unfortunately, the first one I had was the chilli one and boy it was hot. Super Super hot. But all the rest of them
were normal and I loved it. There was also the chicken dumplings, but that was
about okay. Nothing as tasty as the pork ones.
Wontons in Spicy Sauce
The fried pork and shrimp wantons are also great. Crispy,
tasty and served with mayonnaise. It’s really nice and delicious. The Kung Pao Chicken is another of my
favourite, which comes with spicy chicken, cashews, greens and red chilli.
Lovely. I have had the disk by itself or with fried rice and its great. Kung
Pao chicken with noodles were probably not that great as much as it is by
itself as a starter or with fried rice.
There is also the spicy Shrimp and Pork Wontons, which are
basically wontons served in a delicious spicy sauce.
For vegetarian, they do the vegetarian dim sums, which has
a stuffing of spinach and veggies. Its quite good, as much as I hate to admit
that I would have ever liked veggie dimsums.
Overall it’s a great place and I love visiting and love to
recommend it as well. I do find it a little bit expensive, 4 dim sums for 6 or 7
bucks, but nonetheless, there is always a price for the great things in life
and this is one of them
So overall, I do think they match up to there claim of
being the most delicious dumplings in the world. Highly recommended.