Eat Tsim Sha Tsui XLB at Din Tai Fung
What’s a XLB?
A soup dumpling…
What’s a soup dumpling?
Din Tai Fung 鼎泰豐
- Taiwanese Xiao Long Bao Restaurant
- Centrally Located
- Plenty of Menu Choices
The Taiwanese soup dumplings have made it to nearly every part of the world! These carefully wrapped gelatinized meat cubes that are steamed to piping hot temperatures as to melt the gelatin into soup for you to carefully consume….
Or rather maybe you’re more like me and throw caution to the wind, burning tongue and mouth on scalding hot broth bursting forth from delicate dumpling skins as I bite into them.
Either which way, they are an experience to be enjoyed. Unlike other venues that serve XLB, DTF also offer a wide array of other dishes to accompany your XLB in a rather posh dining environment.
What is It
Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese restaurant that has put their spin on the mainland original which has since their inception expanded their empire around the world. While they have a plethora of dishes to satisfy everyone, their claim to fame is their XLB soup dumpling.
Originally, as I understand it, soup dumpling were made with thicker skins. But when Bingyi Yang, the founder of Din Tai Fung, moved his family to Taiwan and started making thin skinned soup dumplings. The rest is history!
Where is It
What to Do There
Try to eat everything! No seriously, as I understand it every branch or every country has dishes unique to them. Other locations will have dishes you’ve never seen before. I remember at a branch in Taipei, there was a dish of mini XLB’s that I’ve never seen before.
While I’ve had other dishes at various DTF, I’ve yet to remember anything other than XLB’s for whatever reason. Maybe it’s time to go back to the chain for a bite to eat.