Do we actually want a session to take pleasure in locally-inspired meals? Excellent news for all you foodies on the market— Din Tai Fung has introduced again their Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Xiao Lengthy Baos from now till 31 August 2022! Psst, all UOB Cardmembers get to get pleasure from 10% off this dish too!
By now, most of us can be accustomed to the same old suspects over at Din Tai Fung. It’s actually that good, that’s why we’d moderately play it secure and persist with the higher identified signatures. This time, we’re elevating the acquainted eating expertise with a couple of underdog dishes so that you can strive at your subsequent go to.
What I attempted at Din Tai Fung
To kickstart our meal, we had the limited-time solely particular, Steamed Chilli Crab & Pork Xiao Lengthy Bao (S$9.50). Every basket had 4 gems that had been considerably bigger in measurement as in comparison with the traditional ones.
Identical to how I start my tasting course of with each different xiao lengthy bao I eat, I made a small incision first to drink the semi-spicy crab-based broth. Subsequent, I took a chew to disclose the fillings earlier than popping the remainder of the gem in to savour.
Whereas I couldn’t fairly style the pork, I have to say the sweetness of the chilli crab absolutely made an impression. It was contemporary, not too overpowering nor spicy, and generously stuffed.
It was really helpful by the Din Tai Fung cooks for this dish to be savoured as it’s however I couldn’t resist a bit of ginger and vinegar. Finest to savour one with out enhances earlier than diving into the subsequent one simply the best way you prefer it. If you happen to’re a UOB Cardmember, you get to get pleasure from 10% off this dish too!
So, is it simply me or have all of us been lacking out on the Sliced Duck in Crispy Spring Onion Pastry (S$9)? This was by far the very best dish of the meal and I merely couldn’t consider I’ve by no means ordered this earlier than!
Every little pocket had one slice of duck (it was glistening too, if I’ll add) and only a pinch of spring onions. They had been wrapped in a flaky, crisp pores and skin, just like those you’d discover with spring rolls.
The flavours inside had been complemented by the assorted textures you get as you sink your tooth into your first chew. Two bites are all it takes to savour this deal with however belief me– I’d inhale every pocket in a single chew if there was a demure technique to do it.
Maybe it’s simply me being cussed and all the time ordering my usuals when at Din Tai Fung. However this crispy, savoury snack was so definitely worth the enterprise.
Do the Inexperienced Chillies Filled with Marinated Minced Meat ($9.80) look acquainted to you? Impressed by the native favorite yong tau foo, this unassuming dish is one that can shock. Every inexperienced chilli stalk was filled with a scrumptious, marinated minced meat filling.
If you happen to’re questioning how spicy that is, I’d say it’s near none. Inexperienced chillies have all the time been the milder choice amongst its household of spice and the slight kick of warmth balanced this dish to make it totally satisfying.
Whereas I infrequently order inexperienced dishes at Din Tai Fung, we’ve all definitely had days the place we simply wished one thing ‘gentle and wholesome’. To type your cravings, the Stir-fried Dou Miao with Garlic (S$12.80) deserves a worthy point out.
Enjoyable truth: each batch of dou miao is nearly an identical in size and reduce fastidiously earlier than being tossed in minimal oil. A refreshingly underrated option to stability out the heavier counterparts of your meal, particularly should you’re getting fried rice.
Since we had been going full swing with making an attempt new underdog dishes, I opted for the Steamed Hen Soup (S$12.80) subsequent. Good for 2 (or one, in case you’re actually hungry), this nourishing bowl of soup makes an amazing facet dish to pair with fried rice, appetisers and others.
I cherished how beneficiant the portion was, with one wing and chunky fillet. For the very best expertise, I do advise to drink it whereas it’s sizzling and never wait until later to complete this goodness.
Right here’s one other I’ve been itching to strive ever because it joined the on a regular basis menu— Steamed Finely Mashed Crimson Bean Xiao Lengthy Bao (S$10.80). Every basket holds 10 of those gems filled with a easy pink bean paste and wealthy chocolate lava centre.
I observed the pores and skin of those had been considerably thicker than the same old, presumably to carry the fillings higher collectively. Heads up— you may need to take a small chew first, lest the recent chocolate filling jumps unexpectedly.
You’ll discover that every xiao lengthy bao has extra pink bean than chocolate lava and fortunately, not as candy as I anticipated. Some may discover this to be a heavy end to a meal so I’d most likely order if I had greater than 3 eating companions with me. Altogether, it was wealthy, indulgent and fingers down a must-try no less than as soon as whenever you’re at Din Tai Fung.
To these searching for the last word insta-worthy picture, get your cameras prepared for this one. Simply take a hearty chew as you reveal the pink bean and chocolate from inside, and you’ve got the right shot of goodness.
Within the spirit of candy events, rejoice with Din Tai Fung over the native creation Crimson Dates with Glutinous Rice (S$6.80). Now, don’t be deceived by its easy seems. Every date is pitted and filled with premium glutinous rice and makes for a candy end to your meal.
Who knew there can be so many underdog choices right here at Din Tai Fung? I imply, we’re all conscious on how intensive its menu is however I believe I converse for a lot of after I say #guiltyascharged for ordering the identical outdated favourites every go to.
A minimum of with the addition of the restricted version Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Xiao Lengthy Bao, there’s no higher time to embrace new ventures as we rejoice one other 12 months of independence this season.
Don’t overlook, from now till 31 August 2022, all UOB Cardmembers get 10% off on this seasonal dish. Oh, and in case I haven’t mentioned it sufficient— you must get the Sliced Duck in Crispy Spring Onion Pastry too. So definitely worth the energy. For extra particulars on the promotion, take a look at The Eating Advisor by UOB Playing cards web site right here.
Anticipated harm: S$20 – S$30 per pax
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