It is the second day of the Chinese New Year, and that the Malaysia Street Food just opposite it, is crowded . Leaving Din Tai Feng as the other choice, besides Hard Rock Cafe.
The wait here is formidable, but something that the front counter seems to have gotten it down to a well run Operation. Yes, you do have to wait but at least they make sure that you don't have to suffer needlessly. You are also asked to order in advance, so that by the time you are brought to your table about 30~45 mins later, you can pass them the order.
This is my second Din Tai Feng outing in Singapore and while I will say that it has yet to hit a Michelin Star as its Shanghai Counterpart. It is not that bad. Neither am I full of praise for this outlet as well.
Lets just say that the craft of Soup Dumpling (小笼包) making is of an acceptable standard. It is neither a disaster nor a masterpiece. Production line artisan is what I can compare it to.
The food is of a rather acceptable standard. Not particularly standing out nor is there any glaring fault 1 can pick at.
It is a place that I will go to for a dependable standard of food, and that it is probably worth a revisit if 1 can manage to get in when they are not so overwhelmed.
The Siew Mai (烧卖） is rather well done and their vegetable dumpling is rather nice coming from someone who is a meat lover.
Sweet Sour Prok
Prawn Siew Mai
Date of Visit: 2012-01-24