Din Tai Fung Dumpling House is famous for it’s steamed dumplings worldwide. Din Tai Fung was originally started in Taiwan selling oil by a husband and wife. It was only later that Din Tai Fung started selling steamed dumplings and started becoming famous through word of mouth. Although there are many Din Tai Fung locations in Taiwan, let alone the rest of the world, I went with my girlfriend to the Zhongxiao Restaurant location in the Da-an District of Taipei. Originally, we went to a different location around noon, but there was a line of about 40 people so we decided to try another time. The second time we went around 5PM and there was only about 10 people waiting, so we decided to queue up. Once seated, we were given a paper to order what we want. It was pretty much a list of their items and a blank box next it where you would put the amount that you want. Of course since we were at Din Tai Fung, we ordered steamed dumplings. I’ll be honest, Din Tai Fung is expensive. We ended up only ordering one batch of steamed dumplings. Call me cheap, but I’ve had good steamed dumplings at much lower prices before. I’m not saying Din Tai Fung isn’t good, it was actually delicious and the steam dumplings were soft and juicy. However, it’s way too overpriced. Anyways, if you ever get the chance to try Din Tai Fung, don’t forget to order some steamed dumplings.
If you’re in Taiwan, you should definitely try out Yonghe Soy Milk King. They specialize in breakfast dishes, especially ones made with soy milk. There’s no pictures or English menus so it’s best if you go with someone who can read Chinese. Below are pictures of what we ordered. The ordering process was a little weird, but we eventually figured it out. First, we grabbed seats. Then my girlfriend (her Chinese is better than mines) went up and ordered what we wanted. They prepared the food on a tray and my girlfriend brought it back to the table. We didn’t get a bill or anything so they probably memorized where we sat so that when I went up to pay for the bill, they knew what we ordered.
There are several locations in Taipei, but the one I went to was about a 15 minute walk from National Taipei University of Education. Here’s the address:
Yonghe Doujiang Wang (永和豆浆王)
No. 102, Section 2, Fùxīng South Road, Daan District
Taipei City, Taiwan 106