Din Tai Fung Dubai
I always say that Dubai residents are quite spoiled for dining choices.It never runs out of options in terms of cuisine and price range. Most famous restaurants and cafes all around the world come here and open a branch. Before you know it, these international restaurants that we’re just hearing from social media or other bloggers suddenly offers their famous dishes in our Emirate. Lucky Dubai residents!
When Rappler and ABS CBN news online posted that Din Tai Fung has opened in Manila, I was curious. What is this restaurant that everyone was talking about and no less than the President of the Philippines unveiled its opening? Then my sister-in-law said that there’s Din Tai Fung in Singapore followed by my dear friend Sheila who checked-in yesterday at Din Tai Fung in Mall of Emirates. Now, that triggered my curiosity.
Based on my research (yes, I do research my restaurants most of the time), Din Tai Fung originated in Taiwan and first opened in 1958 and they specialize in xiaolongbao or soup dumplings. Aside from Taiwan, it has branches in 12 other countries and two of their branches in Hong Kong both earned one Michelin star each. Well, that’s something!
It’s been sometime ago since we’ve been in MOE. The renovation is finally over and the restaurant is located in the new top floor (second floor) of the mall. It is two floors above Carrefour.
I’ve heard that waiting time sometimes take up to 1 hour. That’s quite long. Good thing we came there on a weekday afternoon but you can see that the place was still buzzing.
When we were seated, I noticed this little bassinet under the table. I have no idea of its purpose so I rummaged through my bag and searched for my bag hook. Then the waitress came and politely offered if I want my bag to be placed inside. Ooohhh, my bag felt so special, like a baby! 😂
You order by ticking the lines next to the dishes. I like it. Chances of getting your dishes wrong is reduced.
While waiting for our order, we read the instruction on how to properly eat the XiaoLongBao.
The nice waitress prepared the sauce for us. Thank goodness as I don’t want to figure out the ratio of 1 (soy sauce) : 3 (rice vinegar).
And what did Gibson and I order? Of course we can’t miss the reason why this restaurant is so famous, the xiaolongbao! We had the crab and chicken version and also ordered the plain chicken variety.
How to eat the XiaoLongBao the Gibson way?
I’m so dead….
Before I get killed by my dear husband, let me finish this post first. Here are the other dishes we had.
Go and check it out. It should be open during mall hours and I suggest be there during off peak timings.
You can visit their Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/DinTaiFungae. Ciao!