Din Tai Fung, this name is no stranger to the Xiu Long Bao lovers out there in KL.
It’s all started by having their first outlet at The Garden’s Midvalley Megamall and since then growing rapidly over the years. New outlets opened up at Pavilion, Subang Empire and the latest one at eCurve Mutiara Damansara. Din Tai Fung has been voted Top 10 Restaurants in the World by The New York Times and has garnered 1 Michelin Star. Michelin Star standards require all the restaurant outlets to have a consistent quality and from time to time stringent spot checks were done to maintain the standard.
They are located right at the entrance from Royal Bintang towards eCurve. You won’t miss it when you walk in from the main entrance of eCurve. Their big brightly lighted signboard will grab your attention.
On the right side of this photo is the Royal Bintang Entrance where it is just convenient for hotel guest who wants a great food towards their stay. This is definitely better than fast foods!
This outlet also features the signature open kitchen concept.
You still can see how your xiu long bao made from fresh featuring the 18 folds sealing and translucent thin skins storing the soups within.
The kitchen is always compact with a limited working space featuring high tech cooking appliances.
The new restaurant were huge and has a massive sitting place.
Decorations wise, they are still using the same wallpaper that showcase the “DING” which is an emperor’s cup back in China olden days.
Spacious and cozy setup
We were invited for the restaurant’s soft launch to make sure everything is fine in order before open up for public. Normally when a new restaurant opened up, the menu items sometime not available to order. At Din Tai Fung is a whole different story where we actually order 90% of the menu items. At any other restaurants, the order tends to get missed items or screw up some place. The staff are well trained until he know how to plan and serve our dishes. He put the right timing interval between each dishes so that we can eat and clear the tables. If he didn’t do the planning properly for us, I can tell you the plates will be over flow. Thumbs up for the training on all the staffs here!
DTF Special Appetizer – RM4.50
Taiwan Century Eggs – RM3.80
I am not a fan of century egg. But according to Ivan the egg is the authentic duck egg century egg. Most of the people are using chicken eggs to make century eggs as the cost is cheaper. The century egg come with standard ginger slice and 2 special sauce at the side. Do give it a try and you will like it.
Stewed Bean Curd With Honey Sauce – RM7.00
This bean curd (TAU POK) is stewed in Taiwan Special Soya sauce which widely used in DTF Kitchen. The sauce brings a very strong bean fragrance and not salty.
Spicy Shrimp Pork Wanton – RM10.00
Thin skins wrapped with pork and then mixed with house special chili. Simple and nice.
The Signature Xiu Long Bao – 8 pcs – RM11.80 / 6 pcs for RM9.80
Xiu Long Bao with Crab – 6 pcs RM13.80 / 8pcs 16.80
Truffle Xiu Long Bao 2 pcs – RM14 / 6 pcs – RM36
If you need more details on the xiu long bao, just do a search at the right side bar and refer to any of the Din Tai Fung article which I had written earlier.
Mango Shrimp Roll – RM8.00 for 2 rolls
The mango used were juicy and sweet. Again mango are seasonal fruits and not always sweet at what I had taste in this review. Din Tai Fung always try to get the best ingredients to serve their customers.
Deep Fried Shrimp Pork Wanton 6pcs – RM10.00
Grouper Fish Dumplings 6pcs – RM10.80
Shrimp and Pork Shao-Mai 6 pcs – RM13.80
Taiwanese Spring Roll 4 pcs – RM6.00
Golden Pumpkin with Salted Egg – RM10.80
Crunchy on the outside and soft beneath flavored by the salted egg yolk batter. Yummy!
Cha Jiang La Mian – RM12.80
Simple yet satisfying
Stir Fried Chinese Cabbage With Garlic – RM13.80
Baby Green Beans with Minced Pork – RM16.00
Stir fried kailan with garlic – RM13.00
Pork Chop – RM10.80
This piece of meat were tenderized with hammer and then seasoned before pan fried.
The pork chop were tender and juicy!
Fish Fillet with Special Sauce – RM17.80
Braised Beef Soup – RM14.80
If I am craving for braised beef soup, DTF’s braised beef soup would be on my top list. Though the restaurant just open for soft launch, I can tell you the soup were full of flavor and doesn’t feels like cook by new chefs.
Pork Chop Fried Rice – RM15.50
Mushroom and Carrot Fried RIce – RM12.80
Shrimp Fried Rice – RM15.00
Mini Sesame Buns 3 pcs – RM5.50
Red beans dumplings 6 pcs – RM7
Thousand Layer Cake – RM4 for small and RM7 for big
Chilled Mango Pudding – RM7.80
Gui Ling Gao – RM6.80
Coming to you soon at :
Din Tai Fung e@Curve
N 2A, Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 PJ Selangor 03-7725-0277