Living in Southern Sydney, it used to be hard to find fine dining locally. If sometimes restaurants were good, one needs diversity and also good often meant “European cuisine”.
A few months ago, a monstrous mall grew 10 minutes from my wilderness and despite it’s “wart in the landscape” aspect it brought to us very interesting options. Some of them we used to drive an hour or more to, just to have a bite…
Din Tai Fung is among them. The Shanghai cuisine chain settled itself in Miranda Mall and we thought we were going to have a fit of pure joy when we learnt about it.
Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai on the left and Pork Dumpling / Xiao Long Bao on the right.
There is something extraordinary in their dumplings, especially the incredible Xoa Long Bao aka XLB which is the object of many foodies desire around the world.
There is even a guy who became so obsessed with it that he spent a whole year eating them and wrote a huge report on this speciality of Shanghai.
Wendell and I can relate to that… we are totally obsessed with them and nearly all of DTF menu.
Hot and Sour Soup (Small) on the left and the Xao Long Bao “Gem” on the right. Ideal for a cold day.
There is not much to add than those photos. You need to try all of this yourself ASAP. It is a way to travail, to get immerse in a different culture in a very comforting and delicious way. Go for it!
Steamed Pork bun… very simple but extraordinary.
“Shrimp and Pork Wonton with Tangy Sauce” on the left and the Xao Long Bao “Gem” on the right. The Wonton is to die for. There is a taste in there, in the sauce precisely that I cannot identify yet. Another culinary mystery to solve.
Note: the mutlicolore “gem” version is very interesting. My favourite remain the traditional ones.
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MIRANDA, NSW, 2228 – Australia
Mon-Fri: 11:00am – 2:30pm
Mon-Wed: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Thu-Fri: 5:00pm – 9:30pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 9:30pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 8:30pm