Din Tai Fung @ The Gardens
Famous for their Xiao Long Bao, the Din Tai Fung has already established their reputation. Selling at RM 12.30 per basket for 8 pcs, these dumplings are good as starters. Especially when eaten with the black vinegar and gingers.
It was very tasty because the rate of this dish out from the kitchen was really fast. That makes it fresh and delicious. The superior soup inside those dumplings was tasty and the minced pork in it has a great aroma. I try to avoid this because there were lots of oil extracted from the meat in high steaming temperature.
See how the ‘sifu’s working efficiently in the kitchen.
If you feel bad having so much meat, try bluffing yourself like I did with the Vegetable Pork with Soup instead. The soup was crystal clear and the vegetable inside the thin layer of wanton skin compliments the minced pork very well.
Since there are only the both of us, we didn’t order much. I had the Shrimp Fried Rice which is my all time favourite. Leave those fresh and large shrimps aside, the rice has got great aroma of wok, but not over heated. So it was really delicious and to my liking.
Next is the Chicken Soup Noodle which happens to be the first time ordering this. Served separately, the noodle and chicken soup did amuse me a little.
The chicken soup was rich with pieces of chickens and to my liking; the soup is crystal clear too. This might have appeared to be looking rather bland but the taste was great.
The noodle also looked boring without any colour or sauce. However, the tasty soup complimented the noodles pretty well. I also love the texture of the noodle. Not too mushy but not too hard as well. It was slightly coated with sesame and fried shallot oil, and salt with a light sprinkle of spring onion.
The general feeling along the table was really good, and returning is ascertain on regular basis while the dizzying array of dishes accustomed to be shared as well as for the solo meal. So far, the noodles are great. The Cong You Lamien sells at RM 13.50 and simplicity is the best to indulge in authentic flavours.
What may seemed dull and boring could turn out rewarding for those who like it plain. The Glass Noodle Soup (RM 13.50) is beautiful for those who prefers something light for their meal. I think it would be greater if there are some vegetables in all their noodles.
Lastly, the favourite part of the meal for us arrived and I was pretty happy with the desserts. The Mango Pudding has a great texture and aroma so rich you can tell it is mango even if blind folded without tasting it.
Also for desert is the Soy Dumpling for Rm 7.50. It was very much like mocha with black sesame filling that is super sweet. But then the soya complimented it well. Black sesame is slightly bitter and with the sugar’s sweetness, the soya all together made quite a good combination.
The Din Tai Fung is located at :
LG207, Lower Ground Floor,
The Gardens, Mid Valley City,
Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
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