After we returned from Jiufen I wrote in the last post. The bus stopped at the old bus stop near SOGO Fuxing. So we took this chance to have the dinner at the famous Din Tai Fung which has its branch there.
The restaurant is on B2 floor of the department store. If you walk from the Jiufen bus stop, you can walk down to MRT Zhongxiao Fuxing and enter it from the exit inside the station.
A counter in front of the restaurant gives the queue numbers including the order sheet and menu to customers. So they don’t waste the time choosing the dishes they like to eat at the tables inside.
For us the waiting time was about an hour. When we were called, the waitress brought us to the table which cutlery had already prepared.
Since we chose and order what we wanted to eat when we waited outside. So I read how to eat xiaolongbao guide while waited the food to be served.
The waitress started serving with a hot tea and showed how to prepare the sauce for eating with xiaolongpao.
First we put the ginger and then pour the soy sauce and red vinegar. So we got our usual Worcestershire sauce which we used to eat with dim sums.
After waited for a while, Green Squash and Shrimp Xiaolongbao was served to our table first. Its taste is up to its name. The size is big and full of shrimp and soup flavors.
I belive House Special Spicy Shrimp and Pork Wontons will be the favorite of shrimp wontons lover. In my country Din Tai Fung only serves it with chicken sauce. So I cannot miss this spicy version.
The seasonal Stir-Fried Pea Shoot. At first I think it is a water spinach but in fact it isn’t. The stir-fried style is different from my country which adds the bean paste. So the taste isn’t strong and has more ingredient flavor.
Shrimp Fried Rice, the restaurants’ signature dish. In my opinion, it is the best fried rice I have ever eaten. The taste of round rice fried with egg is balanced. I am happy eating them with the fat bite size shrimp with no shell. Never see the fried rice like this before.
Medium size spicy hot and sour soup is enough for 3 – 4 persons. I think the taste is a little more sour than spicy. It also isn’t that spicy as I thought although I ordered a more spicy one.
Sticky rice wrap with pork. This isn’t available in my country branch. I’m not the fan of pork belly but the taste is good.
Then the dessert time. We order a steamed red bean rice cake. It’s soft and has the sweet taste from red bean inside.
We also ordered a steamed Chinese style layer cake which is also available in my country branch. I love its layer steamed flour.
I think Taiwan Din Tai Fung is delicious but after I had a chance to eat at my local branch. I think the taste is very similar to Taiwan branches and the prices aren’t that different. So if you have a chance to see it, don’t hesitate to eat here.
Next time I will write about traveling by Taiwan High Speed Rail. Train lover fans please look forward to it.