Saturday, May 4, 2013

Adventure #169: Din Tai Feng 鼎泰豐

There are two Din Tai Feng restaurants in HK, one in TST and the other in CWB.  We walked by the CWB restaurant every Saturday on the way to the kids' classes.  After the episode the older one and I had at one of the Din Tai Feng in Taipei years ago, we never found the enthusiasm to return.

The Din Tai Feng in HK is very popular. Every time we walked past, it is packed with customers waiting for tables.  Today, we decided to give it a try.  When I got there, I was given a ticket.  Although there were a lot of people waiting for tables, the flow was well managed and smooth.

Live performances by the chefs while waiting for tables.

The restaurant is actually quite large but as a result of its popularity, there is still a long queue at meal times.

原盅鮮雞湯 The chicken soup was excellent. We ended up ordering another one.

蝦肉紅油抄手 The dumplings were excellent, the "skin" was thin and the filling crunchy and juicy and the dip was a good mix of sweet and spicy.

蒜香粉皮肉片 Ordered this because the reviews were good. But I was rather disappointed. The garlic not aromatic enough and the meat's texture rough.

小籠包 We ordered both the standard and the one with crab roe.  The dumplings were very well made. The "skin" very thin (as it should be). Preferred the standard ones.

台式擔擔麵 The noodle texture was very good, slightly chewy.  But the sauce was a little too peanut-ty for my liking.

炸醬拌麵 I had wanted to order the 香蔥拌麵 (below) but ticked this by mistake.  Luckily the older one found it delicious and had it all.
紅燒牛肉麵 I think the soup base wasn't thick enough but G liked it.

燒賣 The "skin" is different from the 小籠包. A bit chewy.  Nice but preferred the 小籠包.

香蔥拌麵 Finally, the correct noodle arrived.  Little one loved it.  Nice but still prefer the ones from Xiao Nan Guo.
A mountain full of green vegetable.

迷你芝麻包 Sesame bun. Good. 

All in all, a very good dining experience. Always a long queue but the wait was never too long.  Despite the semi-fast food atmosphere, the service was very good.

Din Tai Feng
G/F, 68 Yee Woo Street
Causeway Bay
Tel: 3160-8998
Shop 130, 3/F, Silvercord
30 Canton Road
Tsim Sha Tsui
Tel: 2730-6928

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