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“Still as good as ever with the Xiao Long Bao”

Din Tai Fung (Marina Bay Link Mall)
Ranked #67 of 10,611 Restaurants in Singapore
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Taiwanese
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Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Brunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighbourhood: Marina Bay
Singapore, Singapore
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“Still as good as ever with the Xiao Long Bao”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I've always been a fan of their 小龙包 (xiao long bao) and it has reigned no.1 on my list.

Was around the area and craved for some quality-worthy dumplings and decided to try out this outlet.

Ordered 1x Meat Bao and 10x Xiao Long Bao. The Meat Bao had just the right amount of bun with generous servings of piping-hot-flavourful-meat inside. The Xiao Long Bao, however, has seen better days. Still top-notch as ever, but the servings shrank! The Bao looked distinctively smaller, with less meat and even lesser soup! Goodness!

Not sure if the chef had an off day but would definitely give them another chance! =) Afterall, this is Din Tai Fung we're talking about.

I would give it four stars for the nice ambiance, no waiting time (during lunch time) and quick service.

Observation: There seemed to be lots of Caucasian tourists at this outlet, perhaps due to the nearby hotels.

Tip: This outlet is recommended as it wasn't so crowded as others during lunch time at 130pm on a Saturday. No waiting time needed.

  • Visited November 2013
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“Probably one of the best value Chinese restaurant”
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Well, I probably have eaten here countless times and DtF remains one of the best value for money Chinese restaurants ard.

Famed for its xiao long pao - or steamed dumplings. They quality ingredients used it's obvious even for it's steamed rice served.

Go and try all the various food but the various dumplings and fried egg rice remains my favorite and comfort food.

Standard and quality is similar to its Taiwan branches.

  • Visited November 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Exceptional Dumplings”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

I was visiting our local office at Marina Bay Financial Center when my colleagues asked what my preference was for lunch. After a short walk to the mall, my light lunch suggestion was replaced by a visit to Din Tai Fung. A wonderful meal that was definitely not light. The dumplings were spectacular. The ordering was very easy and the server helped with suggestions and portions. You can order 6, 12, 18 dumplings so we mixed and matched. Throw in a couple of veggie dishes and you can spend all day powering down dumplings and tea. Din Tai Fung is a great place for lunch but I would also make the trip for dinner as well.

  • Visited November 2013
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“acceptable, not great”
Reviewed 26 November 2013

as din tai fung has expanded to many locations, the food and service seems to have suffered. I have dined at Hong Kong, and shanghai locations as well. their rapid expansion seems to have caused both quality and service to suffer. the food is still good, but there are many better options..

  • Visited November 2013
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“Love it!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

A lunch in Din Tai Fung is flawless. I can't forget the taste of pork dumpling. Dim sum is also very good. The service is good though crowded. The price is reasonable. I had to come twice during my trip. Highly recommended! Can't wait another visit.

Visited March 2013
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