What’s a trip to Melbourne without some dumplings?!
I have only ever visited Din Tai Fung in Singapore and was excited to find them in Melbourne. Lisa and I were starving by the time we go there and devastated to find a line up. Luckily then wait was only 10 minutes.
It’s a great system, you get a buzzer to hold until they are ready for you and an ordering sheet. Once called you go straight in, confirm your order and you’re away!
I was surprised at the size of the restaurant, they must be doing well to have a line out the door still!
We ordered the xiao long bao, truffle xiao long bao, water spinach with garlic, spicy wontons, pork and veg steamed bun and some Chinese tea.
I was surprised to find the xiao long bao wrappers were quite chewy and sticky. They held the soup well but were a bit different to what I remember.
The pork and vegetable steamed bun was average at best. No flavour and the bun wasn’t even fluffy.
The spinach and the wontons however, were excellent! The tea was also delightful.