|Cold Sliced Pork with Cucumber and Garlic - the BEST appetizer!|
Before Din Tai Fung hit our shores, this chain of noodles and Shanghai Dumpling shop had hoards of hungry customers waiting for a table for at least 45 minutes. Now that the crowds have died down, it's quite nice because I can savor my food without the staff breathing down my neck. The quality is still good, the menu is more extensive and the service is less rushed.
|Nice ambience especially in our private booth|
The lunch and dinner menus are identical. They are bilingual and some of the stores most famous dishes are photographed. They have a special page for noodles, one for Shanghaiese dim sum and a few for main courses and desserts.
We started off with the Cold Sliced Pork Roll with Cucumber and Garlic ($50), it is quite delicious as the cucumber and carrot sticks inside were raw so they gave a nice crunch to the roll. The wrapping of the thinly sliced pork was not fatty and gave great flavor as did the chili sauce topping. This can get a little spicy so ask for a glass of water.
|Sauteed Shrimp and Tomato Sauce with Rice Crackers|
|Sweet and sour chicken - a very good version|
|Tastes like a savory donut|
|One portion has three buns, this is a double portion|
Red bean features prominently in Chinese desserts. This is our version of chocolate. We mix it with sugar to make it sweet and make it into pudding, popsicles, sweet soups and into paste so we can fill pockets and buns with them.
|Dusted with powdered sugar|
|Flat spring roll?|
|This serving can feed two|
All the dishes were excellent! Not one was disappointing in the least. My companions each had a different favorite, that tells me that the chefs had done a great job with each and the cuisine was consistent. With so many dishes and three desserts, our bill came to less than $100 per person.
|Entrance from inside the mall|
Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao
Shop 310, Level 3, Tai Yau Plaza
Wanchai, Hong Kong
Hours: 11 am - 11 pm
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