3 (Tue) January 2017
Noodles with Minced Pork Sauce
at Din Tai Fung
-Bonifacio High Street, BGC-
with W and the Boyz
My experiences with Din Tai Fung across the world (in order of preference) :
- Manila – Bonifacio High Street — excellent
- Manila – SM Megamall (7.214 Shrimp & Pork Shaomai; 7.184 Xiaolongbao) — excellent
- Kuala Lumpur (6.332 Pork Xiao Long Bao) – competent
- Taipei (5.110 (Chicken?) Xiaolongbao) – disappointing
- Seoul (3.202 Steamed Shrimp & Pork Shaomai) – terrible
Come to think of it, I’ve eaten at Din Tai Fung in more countries than any other full service restaurant — topped overall only by fast food McDonald’s at 6 (USA, Switzerland, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Egypt).
Whereas the restaurant scene in Manila is inarguably the global leader in style over substance — so slick in terms of branding, decor, presentation; so shabby in terms of freshness, service, preparation — I’m happily surprised that the Din Tai Fung here would seem, at least in my perception, to be the best in the whole wide world.
7 thoughts on “7.364 Noodles with Minced Pork Sauce”
I’d be much more interested in a “Try Every DTF” instead of “Try Every Stupid McDonald’s Offering”
It would be “TEID (Try Every Item at Din-Tai-Fung)” — nice acronym, and I’d love to try it, but —
Wait a second, why not?!!? Okay, when W and the Boyz get back, this will be our first family Try Every project (why should I always suffer alone???)!!!!!
Love it! Sounds fun. I take full credit for such a brilliant idea.
Anything to keep you away from the McDonalds and BKs of the world.
oh, new project! looking forward to reading the “TEID” adventure!
The Korean versions you mention sound/seem a LOT better than the photographed versions.
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