Raffles reviews: Din Tai Fung, World Square, Sydney

Xiao Long Bao at Din Ta Fung

“Din Tai Fung is one of my favourite restaurants because it’s noisy and busy like the places we went to in Shanghai. And because of the dumplings.

There’s something you should know about me. I love dumplings! I can eat more than twenty in one go. Dad says I’m like a pelican but I’m not. It’s just that I like dumplings more than anything and would trade my baby sister for a plate of Xiao Long bao (soup buns).

I’m only joking. Maybe two plates…

Din Tai Fung makes awesome soup buns. They’re really soupy and the pork is nice. Mummy likes to eat them the traditional way* but I can’t be bothered with that. I call my technique fire in the hole. This is where I stick the whole thing in my mouth and eat it in one bite.

I also love the shrimp and pork siu mai because they have big bits of prawn on top and soup inside.

Prawn & Shrimp Sui Mai at Din Tai Fung

We had something new today called Dumpling Gems, which were all bright colours and different flavours but I only liked three of then – seafood, bolognese and corn.

Dumpling Gems at Din Tai Fung

As a treat my mama also bought me a mocktail called a Peach Sunrise which was a bit like a granita and sooo yuummmmy!”

Peach Sunrise at Din Tai Fung

Reviewed by Raffles – aged 5 and 3/4.

*The traditional way to which Raffles refers is to gently place the dumpling in a spoon with chopsticks. Garnish with shredded fresh ginger, vinegar and chilli oil (if you so desire) then pierce a hole in it so the soup comes out. Drink the soup first then eat the dumpling.

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14 Comments on Raffles reviews: Din Tai Fung, World Square, Sydney

  1. Kate
    January 2, 2014 at 1:41 pm (11 years ago)

    Mummy had better watch out! An excellent review Raffles.

  2. Lisa Edwards
    January 2, 2014 at 2:15 pm (11 years ago)

    Nice one Raffles. Those soup buns must be good if you’d trade your baby sister for them! I think it’s best just to stick to using money, though. 🙂 Bolognese dumplings? I think my boy would go for those. Thanks for the tips!

  3. Lisa Edwards
    January 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm (11 years ago)

    Nice one Raffles! Those soup buns must be good if you’d trade your baby sister for them! I think Mum would probably prefer to pay using money, though. Bolognese flavoured dumplings? I think my boy would go for those. Thanks for the tips!

  4. yinyangmother
    January 2, 2014 at 2:41 pm (11 years ago)

    Well done Raffles you made it all sound very yummy – I love those colourful dumplings. Well I’m like you – I just love dumplings.

  5. Lisa
    January 2, 2014 at 4:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Excellent review Raff – it has definitely made me want to go and try some of those delicious dumplings (but maybe not the bolognaise ones 😉 )

  6. Vanessa Roach
    January 2, 2014 at 5:27 pm (11 years ago)

    Excellent review Mr Raffles, I will definitely have to visit this restaurant when I am in Sydney next. Dumplings and Peach Sunrise, sounds devine. 🙂

    • Kate
      January 5, 2014 at 6:12 pm (11 years ago)

      I think that’s the way to do it too. 😀

  7. Mr Eats World
    January 2, 2014 at 10:36 pm (11 years ago)

    I’m a fire in the hole man all the way. Have to be to have any chance of keeping up with my little glutton!

  8. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    January 2, 2014 at 11:03 pm (11 years ago)

    I know you won’t hate me, but while I LOVE the flavour of dumplings, I can’t stand the texture!!!! Can we still be friends??? Happy 2014 BTW – EM xxx

      January 2, 2014 at 11:08 pm (11 years ago)

      I can’t speak for Raffles but you’re still ok by me… even if you are a dumpling disser 😉 . Happy New Year Em xx

  9. Bronnie - Maid In Australia
    January 2, 2014 at 11:17 pm (11 years ago)

    Fabulous review Raffles. I’d love to go there with my kids and I think we would try both ways of eating the dumplings.

    January 8, 2014 at 2:28 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks everyone for saying nice things about my review. Love Raffles xxxx

  11. Louise
    January 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm (11 years ago)

    Thanks for a great review Raffles, l just love the idea of dumpling followed by a Peach Sunrise. And having seen for myself how much you like dumplings I know these must be really good. The coloured dumplings sound really interesting, Some experimenting is necessary next time I’m over.


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