[Food Review] Din Tai Fung @eCurve

December 26, 2014









Hello beautiful people! Today I would like to share my food tasting experience last last last Saturday at Din Tai Fung @eCurve. Thanks to Din Tai Fung and Worthy Book, I was invited to taste a few of Din Tai Fung’s signature dishes. 







Bloggers in action.

The manager, Amy, was very helpful in explaining about the various dishes.


*Note: Although this is a sponsored review, I was not forced to write anything that is not of my opinion. This post is 100% from my point of view. No obligated write-ups whatsoever.






So let's get started !






Din Tai Fung House Special | 招牌小菜 // RM6.90
A tinge of sour and spiciness. This dish is their best seller! The crunchy seaweed used in this dish is specially ordered from Taiwan. No wonder the crunchy texture feels different from the usual seaweed here in Malaysia!








Spicy Pickled Cucumber | 辣味黄瓜 // RM6.90
I love how the cucumber complements well with the spiciness from the chilli. The cucumber cools down the tongue after it is being spiced up by the chilli. Din Tai Fung sure knows how to combine different types of ingredients well.








Fragrant Pork with Crushed Garlic | 蒜泥白肉 // RM15.00
Seated neatly in blankets, the pork is hidden inside with only the cucumber visible to us. I was rather confused when this dish was served as I did not see any pork. So I double-checked the menu for the food illustration to confirm lol. Frankly, I think that the sauce overwhelmed the taste of the dish as a whole.








Shaoshing Wine Marinated Chicken | 绍兴醉鸡 // RM15.90
Chicken was tender, well-marinated and well-cooked. I could feel the taste of wine following every bite of the chicken, without losing the taste of the chicken as well. Nice.

The three appetizers~








Pork XiaoLongBao | 小笼包 // RM11.20(6pcs) ; RM17.80(10pcs)
The best dish among all! As we all know, Din Tai Fung is famous for their xiaolongbao. If you have yet to try this, well YOU SHOULD. The outer layer is very thin and you can easily see the soup inside.


Din Tai Fung is so generous, they ordered four baskets for us! Perks of being a blogger :P

Instructions on how to savour their xiaolongbao.

One part soy sauce, three parts vinegar! Din Tai Fung’s soy sauce is specially made by them. It tastes so much more fragrant than our normal soy sauce.

I prefer to put the dumpling into my mouth as a whole instead of nibbling and releasing the soup on the spoon. As you bite into the dumpling, delicious hot soup will flow out into your mouth at that instant. Every bite following that is so pleasurable, you can taste heaven. The flavour just bursts in your mouth right up to the back of your nose so you can even smell the aroma. Do note that you need to savour it while it is still hot for the best desired effect!








Steamed Vegetable and Pork Dumpling | 菜肉蒸饺 // RM11.20(6pcs) ; RM17.80(10pcs)
Healthy and full of greens, this dish has a rather light flavour compared to the steaming aroma of the previous one. The outer layer is also thicker.









Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shiaomai | 虾仁烧卖 // RM15.80(6pcs); RM24.80(10pcs)
I personally like this dish a lot. The prawns have a good texture to them even though it may not be fresh out from the sea. The pork tastes rather similar to the one in the pork xiaolongbao.








Shrimp Fried Rice | 虾仁蛋炒饭 // RM17.90
Another one of my favourite! Although I already felt rather full when this dish was served, it was a surprise that I finished all that was given to me. Again, the shrimps tasted good. With loads of fluffy egg, it brings out more flavour to the dish. I would rank this dish immediately after xiaolongbao.








Fragrant Spring Onion & Shredded Pork Noodle | 葱油肉丝面 // RM16.50
Not very appealing to my taste buds. Need more seasoning?








Noodle with Pickled Mustard Greens and Shredded Pork | 酸菜肉丝面 // RM14.00
Well, it tasted good. But I just wouldn’t recommend it as there are better dishes in Din Tai Fung for you to try out. Moderately good. Decent.








Stir-fried Pea Sprouts with Garlic | 蒜炒豆苗 // RM19.50
So fresh that I felt like I was eating raw vegetables! The seasoning is so light, I suspect they did not even put any. Definitely a must try if you want to taste a good dish of healthy greens.








Golden Yam Paste Rolls | 芋泥酥 // RM6.50 and Red Bean Paste Rolls | 豆沙酥 // RM6.50
Not a fan :(








Chilled Grass Jelly Topped with Purple Glutinous Rice | 紫糯米仙草 // RM9.00
I’m a fan! *raise hands* I personally like glutinous rice a lot and Din Tai Fung did it well by making the texture thick enough yet without crossing the line where it will be labelled as ‘yucky’ . The chilled grass jelly goes well with it.








Chilled Mango Pudding | 鲜切芒果布丁 // RM9.00
I love mango puddings. Glad that Din Tai Fung serves this dessert. Although it tasted rather appealing, it is not the best that I had, hence I would not recommend this either. Din Tai Fung is a Chinese cuisine restaurant, don’t go there to have this. Try their xiaolongbao instead. Haha.











Just to summarise,

-Pork Xiaolongbao is a must-try in Din Tai Fung.

-Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shiaomai and Shrimp Fried Rice are recommended, both equally ranked number two among all the dishes listed here.

-The chefs do not season their food with strong seasonings. If you prefer strong-flavoured food, this is not the place for you.

-Not a place for desserts. But you can definitely order the Chilled Grass Jelly Topped with Purple Glutinous Rice if you must have a dessert after your meal. 







Lastly, I would like to thank Din Tai Fung and Worthy Book again for the kind invitation. Do check out Din Tai Fung’s website and Facebook page. Drop by Worthy Book's Facebook page too to find out more about this incredible crazily-many-vouchers-filled book.







*photo credits to Ivena*


By the way, I met new blogger friends too hehe. Say ‘hi’ to Ivena and Charis! :D
*photo credits to Ivena*





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DinTaiFung鼎泰豐 @eCurve

G17-G20, Ground Floor
Tel: 603 7728 3218
Business Hours: Weekdays: 11am - 10pm





10 comments

  1. LOL. Bloggers in action! Btw, I always love their food. Taste good for me!

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    1. Yeah bloggers in action! *High five* if you know what I mean XD

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    1. I feel hungry everytime I read this post too haha!

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  3. wow! this is an amazing review! the manager also come out ah? :)

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  4. yum yum! i like the xiao long bao and mango pudding! these are my favorite!

    Top 10 Food Post 2014!!

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    1. Go visit DTF one day! Their food is really good. Especially xiaolongbao ^^

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