Friday, December 16, 2022

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), Great World

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), Great World

Our first visit to this branch of 鼎泰豐 (#01-138 Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, tel  : +65 6737 1366).

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), roselle lemon earl grey

Stuck to a couple of our favourite drinks from them - the roselle one and their lemon Earl Grey tea which have always been reliably good. Today wasn't any different.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), spicy sour soup 酸辣汤

Maybe I haven't noticed but their hot and sour soup (酸辣汤) is packed with ingredients. Black fungus, strips of tau kwa, bamboo shoots and shredded pork if my memory serves and it rocks with their tabletop chilli and vinegar.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), dan dan mian 担担面

The other item that also rocks with their vinegar is their dan dan mian (担担面). A little flat on its own in that nutty sauce after a few mouthfuls but a splash of vinegar invigorates with a tanginess that makes inhaling this a breeze.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), shrimp fried rice 虾仁蛋饭

I took a picture of their shrimp fried rice (虾仁蛋饭) years ago. I like it. Nice meaty prawns and deliciously savoury with a splash of light soya sauce. Din Tai Fung's fried rice has been established as somewhat of a standard that can be construed as fairly consistent for a restaurant across many branches. Tasted pretty much like their other fried rice which has for reasons become a benchmark for many.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), vegetable dumpling 素菜蒸饺

These green vegetable dumplings (素菜蒸饺) have also become a pretty regular order over the recent years. Looking at the menu again, I've just realized that these things contain black fungus, mushrooms, vermicelli, beancurd cubes, xiao bai cai and turnip.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), prawn paste chicken 脆皮虾酱鸡

Prawn paste chicken mid wings have popped up on their menu.....I don't know when. Might be recent years. These are very competently done. There's sufficient saltiness and flavour from the fermented shrimp paste coupled with proper frying that doesn't see them grease logged.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), vegetable pork bun 菜肉包

These 菜肉包 are also great with a bit of vinegar.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), yam xiao long bao

Yam xiao long bao - idea sounded good.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), yam xiao long bao

Smooth and creamy were their stuffings. Having these invariably reminds me of orh nee which as puréed yam went are different and more delicious because the latter tends to be aromatized while these aren't.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), chocolate lava bun

Chocolate lava bun's on the menu at this end of year season. Pretty well done with that piping hot melted chocolate core.

Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐), Great World

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