Din Tai Fung

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There is no denying that Din Tai Fung is an institution. The steamed dumpling heaven first started operating as a restaurant in the 1970’s in Taiwan, and has since spread like wildfire throughout Asia, even reaching as far as Australia and the United States. In Bangkok alone, Din Tai Fung counts 3 locations. However, we have found that standards tend to vary a little bit, and we have to admit that the location in Central Plaza Lat Phrao is not our favourite. Part of our issue is the environment, which is underwhelming at best.

We can’t really fault the food however. Din Tai Fung’s fame comes from its impeccable xiaolongbao: soup dumplings that burst as you eat them. Be warned! They are served really hot, causing us to burn ourselves more than once, so we do advice patience. They serve different types of xiaolongbao: we suggest trying the pork and fish ones.

From their steamed dumplings selection, the prawn is an absolute must. The fried gyoza was not bad, but utterly forgettable by comparison.

Make sure you save space for the steamed egg bun: a steamed bun of pure perfection, with a lava centre of egg custard. We can’t even begin to describe just how good it is.

Overall, visit any Din Tai Fung and you know you’re getting great dumplings. We would suggest their location in EmQuartier however, as we found the environment and food is far superior.

  • Pork xiaolongbao
  • Fish xiaolongbao
  • Steamed prawn dumpling
  • Stead egg bun
Price/Person฿ 300-700
Opening Hours
Tuesday 10am-10pm
Monday 10am-10pmTuesday 10am-10pmWednesday 10am-10pmThursday 10am-10pmFriday 10am-10pmSaturday 10am-10pmSunday 10am-10pm
NeighborhoodLat Phrao
CityBangkok
Avg. waiting time5 to 10 minutes
Payment MethodsCash, Credit cards & Debit cards

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