Steamed Pork Dumpling Xiao Long Bao $5.80 (4 pieces)
The taste of the xiao long bao brought me some nostalgia for my childhood growing up in Shanghai. My grandmother had a saying for how I ate these steamed pork dumplings - 'yi kou, yi ze', meaning I used to devour these in a single mouthful at a time. But I digress, these are perfect delicate parcels filled with tender pork and a good amount of soup.
Steamed Vegetarian Jiao Ze $5.80 (4 pieces)
The steamed vegetarian jiao ze were beautifully made but kinda underwhelming flavour-wise. However the wrappers were perfect with just the right amount of elasticity.
Steamed Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai $9.80 (4 pieces)
I'm a sucker for shao mai and the steamed shrimp and pork shao mai here is fantastic, tasty little parcels of soft pork mince and shrimp.
Shrimp & Pork Wonton tossed with Spicy Sauce $6.50 (4 pieces)
The shrimp and pork wonton tossed with spicy sauce was a winner, the wontons were faultless and the spicy sauce had kick but was tasty and mild enough for a chilli wimp like me to handle.
Soy Bean Milk $3
Sweet soy bean milk is a breakfast classic in China and tastes just as good here. The food here is good authentic Chinese, it kinda strikes me as cleaned up versions of seedy but fantastic restaurants in Ashfield.
Din Tai Fung
Level 5, Westfield Sydney
Market St, Sydney 2000