There are many different types of Chinese food. Of all, I like Taiwanese and Shanghai-nese food the most. I don't know why, I just don't like Canto food. So, today, we went to Din Tai Fung for some Shanghai food. It's a chain store with too many different outlets to count. It used to be a restaurant that people always get hyped up about. I remember my friends INSISTING on dining at Din Tai Fung when we in Taiwan, but honestly, even back then I didn't know what was so great about the food in this place. Anyways, this time, I went to the store in New Town Plaza in Shatin.
It feels like it's not a complete Shanghai meal without a glass of soy milk. To my disappointment, this glass of soy milk is really run down. Are they saving cost by adding too much water? You can smell the aroma of the soy bean, but almost taste nothing when you drink it.
First thing that came is the spicy and sour soup. Looks nice, doesn't it? It has lots of thinly sliced tofu, fungus and edible roots in it. However, this again taste really bland. Not very spicy, not very sour. Very watery.
Then there's the beef noodle. Beef was tender. Noodle was a little too soft, but I think that's my bad. I was eating too slow and the noodle had been sitting too long. The taste in general is bland though. Not something I would eat again.
Here comes the mini steamed pork dumplings. My favorite Shanghai dish.
Juicey~ Not the best I have tasted, but it's still good.
Here is the steamed pork and shrimp dumpling.
It's pretty good. Juicy. The shrimp is tiny. There was only a little meat. I like the other dumpling more.
After eating this meal, I feel like I need to go to Taiwan. I want to eat Taiwan's beef noodle and dumplings! Salivating as I am typing this already.
Address: Shop 166, 1/F., New Town Plaza Phase 1, 18 Sha Tin Centre Street, Sha Tin
Din Tai Fung at point b in the list "Places Part 1" on the map.