Din Tai Fung @ Marina Sands Bay

May 1st, 2012 13 Commented

After a long day’s walk in the ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, we decided to have our dinner at Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐). We had a sudden crave for the renowned Xiao Long Bao (a.k.a. steamed pork dumplings). :D

Din Tai Fung was awarded one Michelin Star and ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times. She is famous for her signature xiao long bao, traditional handmade noodles and steamed chicken soup.

It was around 7 o’ clock in the evening, and the restaurant was already crowded.

Din Tai Fung

While waiting for our queue number to be called, we stood around and observed some of the chefs in action, filling and wrapping the dumplings, through the restaurant’s open concept kitchen. To my amazement, they actually have a mini weighing machine on each working table to ensure the dumplings are filled to the right weight.

Chefs in action

We made our orders immediately after being guided to our seats.

The Steamed Pork Dumplings dish is a must try. The sweet tasty meat broth sealed in the dumpling is heavenly – one bite is enough to set your taste buds melting! It is said that the right way to enjoy a dumpling is to bite the tip off and suck all the juice out before finishing the entire dumpling. Don’t forget to dip your dumpling in the black vinegar and shredded ginger, which is a perfect match of flavors that will make you screaming for more.

Steamed Pork Dumplings

We also ordered the Stir Fried Dou Miao (a.k.a Pea Shoots) with Garlic. I bet you can tell from the photo (if you couldn’t, I’ve failed to take a good photo :D), the vegetables were fried lightly without being heavily soaked in oil. It was a simple, yet delicious dish. It was definitely one of the freshest and tastiest Dou Miao I had tasted.

Stir Fried Dou Miao

Their Steamed Chicken Soup also lives up to it’s name as a signature dish. The rich essence of the chicken could be savored. In addition, it was neither oily nor salty and the mild fragrance of the herbs make this soup suitable for the young and old.

Steamed Chicken Soup

Wifey went for the authentic Zha Jiang Mian (literally fried sauce noodles). This dish comes with a bunch of stir-fried flavors which includes minced meat, bean-curd, mushroom, etc. The texture of noodles was smooth but firm and chewy (or a better word to describe — al-dente).

Zha Jiang Mian

As usual, I went for the Beef Noodles. The noodles were served with chunks of beef brisket in a beef stew like soup. The meat was cooked to perfect tenderness. In addition to that, each of the beef brisket had the right proportion of fat and lean meat which makes it so yummy!

Beef Noodles

In fact, I’ve patronized this restaurant chain several times and it really deserves mention on my blog. I can’t wait to visit one of their branches again!

Official Din Tai Fung (鼎泰豐) Website

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13 responses to “Din Tai Fung @ Marina Sands Bay”

  1. Wieselhead says:

    Ah, the Marina bay area is beautiful, unfortunately I only know it from pictures.
    I really want to go to Singapore someday.

    “ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants” Oh a high class restaurant, where the prices still affordable? The food looks delicious Im quite picky about food, but all the meals would be something for me this time ^ – ^

    • softz says:

      The prices are actually affordable. Ten pork dumplings cost only SGD14.30 and the rest of the dishes are much lesser in price. In total, I spent a total of SGD60 only for three. :D

  2. Aya says:

    ah Zha Jiang Mian looks delicious
    world’s tope ten best restaurant that’s make us curious to try ;)

  3. fabrice says:

    This is worth the wait, It looks wonderful, Ive never eaten in Marina Bay since it is expensive ^^

    Good I miss Singapore!

  4. Nopy says:

    Aw man, top 10 in the world? I can’t believe I missed out. I was at Marina Sands Bay just several months ago.

  5. kelly says:

    I was just there during my Singapore visit at the end of April at Ding Tai Fung’s Marina Bay Sands outlet. I was there for lunch and there was no wait at all on a weekend, which was awesome.

    Ding Tai Fung is a very reliable chain at reasonable prices. Their food is consistent if not out of this world. I do love their vegetables though. Very fresh and tasty.

    My full review here: http://thehungryegghead.com/2012/02/15/ding-tai-fung-%E9%BC%8E%E6%B3%B0%E8%B1%90-hong-kong/

  6. Xine says:

    I’ve heard of Din Tai Fung before and they are pretty famous indeed for their Xiao Long Bao. I should really try them someday. Those noodle dishes look really yummy too.

    There’s a restaurant near Fairmont hotel and they serve good Xiao Long Bao too. I forgot the name though. ^^;

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