Din Tai Fung – Singapore

Before my last day in Singapore, Cousin Job & I met up for lunch at Din Tai Fung in Tampines. There is a few locations for the world famous Din Tai Fung in Singapore. My friends in the States raved about it when they tried it in Seattle and friends in Brunei never fail to visit Din Tai Fung when in Singapore or Taiwan.

When I walked it, I was amazed at how big the restaurant was. Apparently, there is always a line during the normal lunch or dinner hours at all locations. We ate pretty late, so it was fairly empty.

Menu is fairly extensive; with all kinds of dumplings, soup noodles, herbal soups and rice dishes.

There is always so specials menu on every table.


We ordered:

Steamed pork dumpling $6.30

The classic pork dumpling.

I was almost afraid to pick up the dumplings when they were placed on the table. They were so delicate that the skin was translucent.

I can’t deny that the skin is really thin and the amount of soup in the dumpling was amazing. Flavour wise, it is good but not mindblowing.

The minced pork was nicely flavoured, and it tasted even better with the side of ginger n vinegar dressing.


Steamed crabmeat & pork dumpling $9

The crab dumpling definitely looked way more appetising. I don’t know why, but it must be the orange-y hue that you could see through the skin.

I enjoyed the crab dumplings more because the flavours were more complex. They also included the crab roe in the dumpling and it was really tasty BUT there were pieces of crab shell that I did not appreciate.


Fried rice with pork chop $9

Can’t go wrong with this dish. The pork is seasoned perfectly and very simple. The egg fried rice was delicious. Best simple fried rice I have had in a while, with the individual grains all nicely seasoned and not mushy/clumpy/dry.


Original Shanghainese Drunken Chicken $6.80

Decent drunken chicken. Nothing exciting – dish was served cold, had a nice aroma of the wine to it and very juicy.



Total damage $40 (drinks and tax)

Personal rating – 3.5 out of 5 (Very good)

Good tasty food but nothing exciting or mindblowing. It could be because I was never a fan of soup dumplings? My cousin loved everything but my favourites were the pork chop fried rice and the chicken~

It is not cheap but hey, dumplings with 15 pleats are probably not very easy to make. I could see why this franchise is so popular all over the States.




Din Tai Fung

4 Tampines Central 5
#02-01/31 Tampines Mall
Singapore 529510
+65 6787 0998

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