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2013-07-30 23 views
A famous Taiwanese chain restaurant specializing in steamed dumplings, which are made to order. You can tell since they have an open window to the kitchen with a bunch of chefs rolling dough and stuffing dumplings. Behind them are stacks of bamboo dished sitting on top of a large steam generator. Decided to eat at DTF after shopping at Junction 8 and can't decide what to have for dinner. Overall, great food and decent service.The Xiao Long Bao were probably our favourite - The temperature of
The Xiao Long Bao were probably our favourite - The temperature of those XLB was just right - hot but not scalding. Bite into one of these things too quickly and you can run the risk of burning the inside of your mouth with a jet of hot soup! (No wonder they're translated to Little Dragon Buns).
The Spicy Pork Dumplings in Red Chili Oil is another Taiwanese classic, and they make it good here as well. Very smooth dumpling skins with the right amout of spice.
The Braided Beef Noodles is good enough to share with two people - very tender and juicy brisket and chewy noodles.
For dessert, we had three little Black Sesame buns. The outside was white and smooth, but the insiders were filled with lots of black sesame paste that was sweet and offered a grainy texture to contrast with the outer bun. Very tasty and a good way to end the email.
Being a famous chain restuarant, prices are generally higher compared to the general Dim Sum eateries. Still, this is a good place to go to if you're craving dumplings and want a quieter meal with your own table. The various other menu offerings (noodle stoups, sauteed veggies, traditional Chinese dishes) are also good if dumplings aren't your thing.