Din Tai Fung Sydney: Din Tai Fung (DTF) is famous for its soup dumplings. The little xiao long baos earned DTF a Michelin star in Hong Kong, but is it the same in Sydney?
DTF has expanded across the world. They’re like Chinatowns; they’re everywhere now. I was a bit surprised to find DTF in the Westfield mall like I was surprised to see a Chinatown in Havana, Cuba. However, Australia does have a large Asian population. The only thing that didn’t surprised me was the line in front of DTF. Din Tai Fung Sydney.
I had just ate an hour early at Mr. Wong. I had the same dilemma as every foodie after a meal. Should I go for it or should I think about the pounds on my hips? Without any further ado, I got in line and it was surprisingly moving quickly. I was curious about the DTF’s consistency. Din Tai Fung Sydney.
The soup dumpling was somewhat consistent. I’ve been to the Los Angeles, Seattle, Taipei’s Zhongshan, Taipei’s original on Xinyi Road, Hong Kong’s Tsim Sha Tsui, Shanghai and Beijing locations. The different branches were similar in textures and flavors; however, the only thing missing was the xiao long bao’s temperature. Sydney’s XLBs were lukewarm; the original DTF came out piping out. Each XLB had the same characteristics but the XLB’s temperature is what drives home the flavors. Din Tai Fung Sydney.
Lastly, Sydney’s DTF is a good stop for a quick snack or meal. However, the consistency is not the same as the original DTF in Taipei. It was still tasty but not as good as I would have hope them to taste. I would still recommend them. Din Tai Fung Sydney.
- Service - 6/106/10
- Presentation - 6/106/10
- Flavors - 6/106/10
- Decor - 5/105/10
- Ambiance - 5/105/10
Din Tai Fung (DTF) is famous for its soup dumplings. The little xiao long baos earned DTF a Michelin star. Sydney’s DTF is a good stop for a quick snack or meal.