Din Tai Fung (Ginza): Tokyo 2017

Din Tai Fung is a wildly popular Taiwanese restaurant chain known for their specialty dish… xiao long bao (soupy steamed dumplings). Now, don’t get me wrong… we were really enjoying all of the Japanese food that we were eating on our trip to Osaka and Tokyo. But, after a while, we started to crave Chinese food so we wound up going to the Din Tai Fung located on the 8th floor of the Kirarito shopping mall.

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With a mascot like this, how could you not try their xiao long bao? Their menu is fairly extensive and they have many different types of xiao long bao other than the standard pork filling.

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We started with an order of Spicy Shrimp and Pork Wontons (972円) with a velvety wrapper.

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Our two orders of xiao long bao showed up soon after. We obviously wanted to try their classic Pork Xiao Long Bao (905円) which did not disappoint.

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But we also wanted to try one of their other types so we picked the Seafood Xiao Long Bao (1296円) which came with three different varieties: pork and crab, sea urchin, and scallop.

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We also picked up their Assorted Appetizer plate (864円) which included black fungus with goji berries, pickled cucumbers, and sliced, chilled chicken.

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Their xiao long bao are really good and there’s an ample amount of soup in the dumplings. The skin is fairly thin but holds up well so they don’t break before you can pop them in your mouth. We also picked up a refreshing dish of Jellyfish with tomato wedges (864円). The crunchy jellyfish contrasted with the tart tomatoes.

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To finish off our meal, we ordered the Mango Pudding (432円) which was beautifully served in a glass.

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Overall, the food at Din Tai Fung was quite good and the level of service was as good as it gets. They even cover your jacket with a seat cover. With the English menus, this makes it a very easy dining experience for tourists who don’t speak or read the language.

Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Ginza, 1 Chome-8-19
Kirarito shopping mall 8F

dintaifung-ginza.owst.jp

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Posted on January 29, 2018, in Chinese, Restaurant Review, Taiwanese and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

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