We can’t think of too many people that don’t love a good dumpling in Melbourne and, while we’ve good selection of places to choose from, we’ve always wanted one our favorites, Din Tai Fung, to open up down here.
Imagine our excitement then when we heard news that Din Tai Fun was going to be opening their first Australian venue outside of New South Wales, and their biggest Australian restaurant to date (with 235 seats) at Emporium Melbourne by the middle of 2015.
Din Tai Fung is one of those rare examples of a restaurant chain that has managed to get things right and maintain a high quality despite expansion. Starting in Taiwan and specialising in xiao long bao, Din Tai Fung now has branches in several countries around the world, with one of their Hong Kong branches even holding a Michelin star.
Other popular dishes include braised beef soup with spinach, crispy crumbed chicken with egg fried rice and drinks such as lychee mint and mango tango.
At The City Lane we’ve been to Din Tai Fung branches in Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney and have never been disappointed. Bring on mid 2015!