What You Should Order At Din Tai Fung (Besides Xiao Long Bao)
Because in DTF, we are down to feast!
There's no denying how good Din Tai Fung's xiao long bao is, especially when it's still steaming hot when it arrives on your table. It's best paired with their special soy sauce and strips of ginger! If it's your first time or 20th time to visit this restaurant, a bamboo container of xiao long bao is a must, but you should also try the other dishes on the menu.
Here is a list of best-selling Din Tai Fung dishes that are not xiao long bao:
Salted Egg Yolk Prawns
If you love seafood, Din Tai Fung's Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (P395/solo; P995/sharing) coats the succulent prawns in a salted egg sauce. It's a mix of rich and savory flavors that are best paired with rice.
Pork Chop Fried Rice
As a country of rice-loving Filipinos, Din Tai Fung's pork chop on top of rice is a crowd-pleaser. The crunchy, tender pork chop is packed with a ton of flavor in every bite, and should be eaten with the egg rice that goes with it.
Sweet and Sour Pork
You can always rely on Asian restaurants to serve really good sweet and sour pork. Din Tai Fung's Sweet and Sour Pork (P225/solo; P495/sharing) is no exception: it's made with pork nuggets coated in its signature bright orange-hued tangy sauce.
Dry Noodles with Spicy Shrimp and Pork Wontons
Din Tai Fung also has noodle dishes worth trying out! If you haven't, you should first try the Dry Noodles with Spicy Shrimp and Pork Wontons (P255). This is a mouthwatering combination of tender noodles, juicy shrimps, and pork wontons with a Din Tai Fung-special spicy sauce.
Crispy Beef Strips
Another tasty ulam you should try is the Crispy Beef Strips (P245; P475). This dish uses thick beef strips that are dipped in batter, deep-fried until crunchy with the addition of onions and bell peppers, then coated by a vibrant soy-based glaze.
Find the nearest Din Tai Fung branch through its official website.