Taiwan – Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐)

After a long ride from Sun Moon Lake, the first thing on my mind was to have a good (or rather best) dinner in Taipei city. It was an unanimous decision that Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) shall be the place. Here in Singapore, Din Tai Fung’s Xiao Long Bao (小籠包) is very popular and both my kids love it. Since we were in Taipei, there was no way we were gonna miss the chance to try the original Din Tai Fung. There are a few outlets in Taipei but our minds were set on the main branch, i.e. the one at Xinyi road (信義路).

When we reached the restaurant at around 6.30pm, there was already a long queue and we had to wait for about 40 minutes. Was the dinner worth the wait? Well, the quality of the food is good but I would say the standard in Singapore is similar to that in the main branch. Thus, I probably won’t queue again in Taipei for Din Tai Fung; I would just have it in Singapore when I have the cravings. ◕ิ‿◕ิ

Din Tai Fung at Xinyi Road

Taking order while waiting for our table

Below were some of the food that we ordered. Generally they were very nice, no complaints.

After a long day of travelling, all of us were actually very tired. But the lure of the largest night market in Taiwan was too strong for me and we decided to head out to Shilin Night market, instead of our hotel. This decision turned out to be a mistake … Read my next entry for details. ;-P

Useful Information – Din Tai Fung:

Opening Hours:

  • 10:00-21:00 hrs (Mon ~ Fri)
  • 09:00-21:00 hrs (Sat, Sun)


  • The nearest MRT station is either 忠孝新生 or 大安 and you have to walk about 15 minutes. We took a taxi as it was easier.


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