When it comes to these tiny morsels called xiao long bao, my personal favorite are the ones from Din Tai Fung. Perfect texture, with a soupy meaty filling... these are just fantastic.
During weekdays (Monday to Friday 10am to 6pm), Din Tai Fung offers a set lunch menu for RM21.80++. It comes with 6 pieces of xiao long bao, one main course (choose 1 from 4 choices) and free flow Chinese tea. If you find that you still have room for desserts, just add RM4. The set lunch is pretty good value for money.
Service is efficient as always, and the restaurant is very kids friendly. Baby C was offered a kids cutlery set.
We love the chilli oil here
Kids cutlery set
As always, the xiao long bao impresses. Baby C loves this, and we love it too.
As you can see, she quickly 'reserved' three for herself :)
For mains, we picked the Hot & Sour Soup La Mian -- I remember not being too impressed on the first visit with their la mian, but my perception totally changed after this bowl of FANTASTIC noodles. The soup was really good (very appetizing) and the noodles had a lovely texture.
We also picked the Vegetable Pork Dumplings La Mian for Baby C's benefit. Baby C, being a noodle connoisseur (haha she does love her noodles) gave this her thumbs up. The pork dumplings were very juicy too.
Delicious vegetable pork dumplings
Soup = pass, noodles = pass, dumplings = pass :)
For dessert, we had the Sesame Dumplings in Homemade Soya Bean -- the soya bean was not too sweet and the sesame dumpling was just the right texture.
The Golden Yam Paste Rolls was a winner too, with its smooth yam paste and crispy skin.
If I'm not mistaken, the choices for the mains vary monthly so some of the items you see here may differ from current set lunch menu since we had this sometime ago. But overall, the dishes here were satisfyingly good.
To read about my previous visits, click here and here.
Full set of photos available to view here.
Opening times: 10am to 10pm daily.
Location: Din Tai Fung, Lot LG-207, Lower Ground Floor, The Gardens, Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra, 59200 Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-2283 2292