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Delicate and Delectable Dim Sum at Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
Chinese New Year is just round the corner, and we were originally supposed to spend it in Hong Kong but due to unforeseen circumstances, we had to regretfully cancel our plans. Since I was craving for some dim sum, I decided to give Din Tai Fung a try and I was surprised that they do have some vegetarian items on the menu!


Hung Dao Sar Xiao Long Bao 紅豆沙小籠包
RM 7
These were a delectable treat. Since Xiao Long Baos are famous for its thin skin, these red bean paste filled mini buns were a delight to enjoy. The sweetness of the red bean paste was just right and I am glad to inform that it is not one of those diabetes-inducing ones.

A closer look at the cutie!

Another dim sum that is worth ordering is the mushroom vegetable dumplings 香菇素菜餃子.
Priced at RM10.80, it is on the pricey end, but it is worth every single penny.The stuffings were not oily and also wasn't overly juicy either. One thing I like about Din Tai Fung is that vinegar is readily available at the table, and one can never fully enjoy the dumplings without free flow of vinegar! They should have also provided freshly cut ginger, then this dish would be perfect.

Egg-fried rice. RM9.00
Ah, this was very oily. I was trying to "break down" the oil by drizzling lots of vinegar on it.


The spinach was practically swimming in oil! If I were to order this dish the next time, I will definitely request for lesser oil to be used.
Priced at RM 13, it is a bit ridiculous for such a small plate of vegetables. I'd rather order another serving of mushroom and vegetable dumplings!

Hot Soy Bean Milk RM3.80
This was a huge cup of soy bean milk and was not too sweet. It went very well with my meal. Who says only chinese tea will go well with dim sum?

This is my first time seeing barley served with a slice of lemon. Surprisingly, the lemon actually complimented the barley very well. It added a sour twist to the smoothness of the barley.
RM3.80

Din Tai Fung (Pavilion)
Address: Lot 06.01.05 Level 6 Pavilion Kuala Lumpur 168, Jalan Bukit Bintang 55100 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
TEL:603-2148-8292

Other branches:
Lot LG-207, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200,
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
TEL:603-2283-2362

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posted on: Sunday, January 9, 2011 @ 4:26 AM

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