December 9, 2009

Soup Dumplings at Din Tai Fung

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What's a trip to Taipei without a stop at Din Tai Fung for soup dumplings! On our first full day in Taiwan, we went to Din Tai Fung for lunch, on what happened to be Japanese Tourist day (Monday). Even by the time we arrived (which was before noon), there was a line outside. Thankfully, they didn't run out of food yet.

How did we know it was Japanese Tourist day at DTF? Well, the place was packed full of Japanese people, the wait staff was speaking to us in Japanese (despite us not being Japanese, obviously) and the soup dumpling instructions even had Japanese on them (no picture). In fact, every time they came to our table, they spoke to us in Japanese! Eventually they caught on when we replied to them with our blank stares.

Needless to say, they were awesome as usual.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Photos, Taiwan, Travel at 12:15 PM



Still sad we didn't get to hit DTF when we were back in Taipei a few months ago. I don't recall there being a specific day for Japanese tourists as I've seen them there any day of the week. There's also a new branch located in the basement of the newer SOGO dept store (giant blue-ish building next to the Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT stop).

Posted by: Ben at December 9, 2009 1:19 PM

Oh, it's not official or anything, but seriously, tons of Japanese people. They even arrived by the busload. No joke. I think there were more people that spoke Japanese there than spoke Chinese. And that includes the employees of DTF.

We stayed closeish to the new DTF, but we didn't go there. Had to go to the original!

Posted by: tien at December 9, 2009 1:33 PM

damn! that looks tasty!

Posted by: rachelle at December 9, 2009 3:39 PM

The dumplings look good. Did you follow the instructions?

Posted by: Joe at December 9, 2009 7:04 PM

Joe, we didn't use the instructions. I'm not particularly fond of ginger or that ratio. But I did use some ginger.

Posted by: tien at December 22, 2009 10:41 AM

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