Din Tai Fung is a well-known Taiwanese style restaurant and it is one of the must-visit restaurants when in Taipei, Taiwan. The restaurant specializes in Xiao Long Bao and their pork chop fried rice. We were in Tokyo for a week and decided to have Chinese food for dinner on one of the night. Thus, we decided to visit Din Tai Fung restaurant located at Nihonbashi Branch out of their 17 branches in Japan.
We did not make any reservation and thankfully there are seats available for us during dinner time. The service staff then gave us the menu with English description. The menu here is extensive and the price is not so friendly as compared to Singapore. Their soup dumplings even have abalone in it. Wow!
We ordered their signature dish, Three Sorted Seafood Xiao Long Bao 1,240 Yen ~S$15.20 to share.No huge difference in terms of the taste and quality of the Xiao Long Bao here and the ones I had in Singapore and Taiwan. The fillings are succulent and juicy.
E wanted something soupy so we ordered Shrimp and Pork Wanton Soup 600 Yen ~S$7.40.Comforting shrimp and pork wanton soup.
And lastly Pork Chop Fried Rice 1,400 Yen~S$17.20
The pork chop fried rice here is served with miso soup as a complete meal. And the kurobuta pork here is different from the ones I had in Singapore and Taiwan. It was mild in flavour and tasted peppery. I would prefer the version in Singapore though. The fried rice with eggs here tastes fragrant and not much of difference though. We still enjoyed the dish as a whole.
Our total bill was 4,687 Yen ~S$57.50. I personally feel the Din Tai Fung here incorporates Japanese culture into their menu to suit the local taste buds. They also serve higher range ingredients to cater for niche markets here. And some of the ingredients served here is not available elsewhere. If you are in Japan and craving for Chinese meal, go for Din Tai Fung. You will surely leave the place with happy belly!
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Din Tai Fung (Tokyo Nihonbashi Branch)
Address: 2-4-1 Nihonbashi | Takashimaya Nihonbashi BF2,
Chuo 103-8265, Tokyo Prefecture