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“Go for the dumplings”

Din Tai Fung (Paragon Branch)
Ranked #47 of 11,470 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Neighbourhood: Orchard Road
Description: Locals love Din Tai Fung Restaurant because you can never go wrong with its concise menu and consistent food quality. Most popular here is the xiao long bao, filled with a light soup and fresh succulent pork, wrapped in a beautifully thin skin.
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The decor isn’t the most refined, the tables are small, the chairs not particularly comfortable and the ceiling is low, but we’d been recommended this place so we disregarded all of the above.

We didn’t wait to be seated though it was early afternoon. The waitress brought jasmine tea, the menu and a curious contraption on legs with a cover in which to place our bags, the minute we sat down.

We wanted dumplings so that’s what we went for, including the signature steamed truffle and pork and steamed gourd and shrimp dumplings, as well as bok choi along with two bottles of beer.

The dumplings were fabulous with tasty, crunchy (for the vegetables) fillings but the vegetables were disappointing, slightly watery and under seasoned. Service was efficient but not particularly friendly. The bill was salty for Singapore but then we were shocked at how much more food here costs these days.

Go for the dumplings which mitigate the place’s other shortcomings.

Thank wucie
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Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Stopping for one night in Singapore on the way to Japan I made sure we went for lunch to this restaurant. As always very busy we had to wait few minutes for the table. The dumplings were delicious, my favourite ones steamed pork to die for.
Stir-fried vegies with garlic very tasty.
Jasmine tea is seved all the time.

Thank Ania24
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Reviewed 27 March 2017

My boyfriend introduced me to this branch because the quality of the food there is consistent and the ambience is good. On top of that, it is relatively big and quieter. The queues are long but not if you come around early weekday evenings (i.e. around 530pm). The service is excellent and you have an additional basket to place your bag and cover it. Worth to visit.

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Thank ShuFen_lee
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Taiwanese xiao long bao is very well know especially with their pork base and crab base . Do try their dou miau veg , it is amazing.

Thank Anton L
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Din Tai Fung (Paragon Branch) wanted to try this place for a while now. Overall a nice place lively ambience and great to be able to see their dumplings being made by hand. Just watching the chefs preparing the dumplings its worth to going there. The handmade dumplings with various fillings are delicious. We tried the vegetarian chive steamed dumplings which were all uniform and made perfectly, and Their Xiao Long Bao are quite good, again perfectly made and delicate and very moist. Perfect for brunch, lunch or dinner. Menu is quite extensive it does feel like a chain restaurant. Be prepared to queue for some time because this place is highly visited, waiting time can be 60 minutes over, try to avoid peak times around noon and 6pm. big plus also goes for the service is efficient, and the staff were friendly and thoughtful, making our dining experience a memorable one.

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Thank MVI888
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