It’s the time of the year for people to commemorate the dumpling festival.
Din Tai Fung has on offer 2 dumplings for the occasion. One is savoury and the other sweet. I had tried the sweet dumpling which is the red bean dumpling when I dined in the restaurant recently.
I had the savoury dumpling: Pearl Rice Dumpling with Pork & Yam in Lotus Leaves Wrap. It costs $12.80. The steaming of the dumpling took 45 minutes.
This was made with soft and chewy Taiwanese glutinous rice, tender pork belly that’s been braised for 4 hours and specially marinated pork chop, sh!take mushrooms, chestnuts, yam strips and green beans.
The flavour was nice and I liked the texture of the various ingredients in the dumpling, especially the mushrooms, which were chunky and had a good bite.
The portion is good for at least 2 people to share, else you will be ‘Jer Lak’, which is tired of eating too much of the same thing.
It was mad crowded as usual with long queues everywhere at Junction 8, especially DTF. I have actually called in a few weeks ago to sort of let them know that I would be having a birthday dinner here. they do not allow reservations actually but they have said that they would take note and try to let me have a table ASAP.
So I was there with mil at 630 (it was already crowded outside with many people waiting) and I managed to get in at about 650pm without joining the queue system. Well I still had to wait 20min but thankful that DTF has tried their best even though they strictly don’t take in reservations.
For rest of the review plus food pics, pls go to http://wendylimwendy.wordpress.com/tag/din-tai-fung/ for my reviews on DTF Junction 8 and DTF Marina Bay Link Mall :)