One can’t go to Taiwan and not go to Din Tai Fung – the dumpling mecca of Taiwan.
I’ve actually been to Din Tai Fung in China and Japan, but Taiwan is home to the original Din Tai Fung : award-winning dumplings.
The lines at all the Din Tai Fung outlets are crazy. I went to the Taipei 101 Tower outlet.
Be prepared to wait:
Take a number, they said:
The dumplings are prepared with surgical precision in the operating theatre:
I ordered the shorompo (soup dumplings):
And a wonton soup:
I was thinking that the dumplings would be overrated, but they REALLY were that good.
Even the broth for the soup was just so clean. So pure. So tasty.
The perfect meal:
But dem shorompo need to be eaten with safety warning. You’ve gotta watch out for when the soup inside the dumpling squirts on your face. I’m sure it’s happened to us all. I have since learnt to pierce the dumpling and let the soup run into the spoon first.
Ate at Din Tai Fung. Taiwan done. Next stop airport. Just kidding. Plenty more stuff was seen and eaten in Taiwan.