Can you believe we ate at Din Tai Fung only a few hours after eating at World Soybean Magnate? We were trying to cram as many things we could try in a day. My cousin Angie brought us to the original branch of Din Tai Fung located on XinYi road at the corner of Yong Kang St. I’ve already written about their Singapore branch and I’ve eaten at their Hong Kong branch. They were both good but the xiao long bao I ate at both branches were not the best I’ve tried. There were other restaurants in Hong Kong with better offerings like Wu Kong among others.
The restaurant occupied a small space on a busy street. The ground floor was divided into the cashier area and the kitchen.
It turned out to be an escape sling. I guess they didn’t have room for a fire escape. In case of fire, get into the sling and lower yourself to safety. Gosh I wonder if anyone will have the presence of mind to read the directions and use this thing. I hope no one will have to use it.
I did try some pork chop. I LOVED the fried pork chop we had at Din Tai Fung in Singapore so I was looking forward to this. But this was a disappointment and a far cry from what we had in Singapore. This was bland and oily.
fried pork chop w/ fried rice
There you are my babies. I carefully took a piece and laid it gently on my soup spoon. I took a small nibble and sipped the super flavorful meat juices that seep out. Mmmm…. I then took a bite of my dumpling. It was perfection! The skin was thin but still with enough bite. The pork wasn’t too fine and still have texture. This was the best xiao long bao I’ve ever eaten!
pork xiao long bao or soupy dumplings
At this point no one was talking anymore. Except for my shutter clicks the entire table was silent. All you could here was “slurp, slurp”. All the dumplings were good but my favorite was still the original pork xiao long bao.
Thanks again Angie for bringing us to Din Tai Fung. I will never forget that stupendous meal.