November 27, 2015
A while ago, we did a video about Soup Dumplings in Seoul. It wasn’t the best experience, and we had hoped for more. Well, we came with high expectations when we went to Din Tai Fung in Taiwan and, ladies and gentlemen, those high expectations were exceeded in so many ways. Come, let us share with you an amazing soup dumpling experience.
But Din Tai Fung is more than just soup dumplings. To those of you who have been you might not be surprised, but this was our first time ever, and I really just thought it’d be a dumpling shop that served only soup dumplings. I was so wrong! The side dishes are amazing! You could easily go to Din Tai Fung and not get the soup dumplings, and you’d still have an amazing meal. That brown tofu we had was startlingly delicious. We also tried the pork chop fried rice, along with the spicy wontons, both of which are in the extra scenes below, and those, too, were awesome. Just a great, great dining experience.
The soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung, though, cannot be missed. Maybe if you’ve gone many times, you could try to get other things from its vastly expansive menu, but if it’s your first time you need to have the soup dumplings. We tried four different kinds: The Pork, the Pork Truffle, the Chicken, and the Shrimp & Squash. All of them were freaking amazing. If you had to try only one, though, I’d go for the Pork Truffle. It’s really something else. The flavors are explosive and unforgettable. But if you don’t think Truffles are a really authentic experience, the Pork ones are next on our list. And if you can’t eat pork, the chicken ones follow close after. And if you don’t like chicken either, then you can’t go wrong with the squash and shrimp, which – even though it’s our least favorite – if we ate only those we’d still be ridiculously happy. They’re all amazing, and this ranking system is like determining the winner of a 100 meter dash by counting milliseconds. All are at the top of their game, all are amazing.
Also, this video came out a week earlier than expected. We had planned on putting up our main Taiwan food video up this week, but things got shuffled around. It’ll be out next week, though, and it will be 16 minutes worth of food. FOOD. SO MUCH FOOD. Stay tuned for it. We’re really happy with that video, and can’t wait to share it with you.
Anyhow, if you’d like to see some more of the dishes Din Tai Fung has to offer, check out the extra scenes below!