3 Din Tai Fung Menu Items With a Local Twist!


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  • Din Tai Fung is a global brand that has locations in Thailand, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines, and US, among other countries.
  • All branches serve the signature xiaolongbao variants, but once in a while they release menu items that incorporate the locale’s flavors.
  • If you have mad love for Taiwanese food and have plans to fly into Taipei next year, book your trip on WAUG — South Korea’s No. 1 activity booking platform. Check out the deals that we have in Taiwan here!

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Din Tai Fung Menu Items That Fans Need to Try

It’s quite known that Din Tai Fung is popular across the world, but did you ever wonder if they tweak their dishes to suit the locals’ taste? I did, so I compared Din Tai Fung menus from a few countries and learned that they actually do! Here are the items that I’m adding to my try list (fingers crossed that they’d be available!):

1. Fried Rice with Charcoal-Grilled Bak Kwa & Eggs

Sweet and salty.

If you love bak kwa or Chinese beef jerky (think Bee Cheng Hiang!), this fried rice variant on Din Tai Fung Singapore’s menu will surely be a treat. The sweet and salty dried meat mixes well with the perfectly cooked rice, and the Singapore location adds in white pepper to bring out the Southeast Asian kick, as they describe here.

Din Tai Fung Singapore actually no longer offers this special fried rice (I know, I’m sorry. The promo just ended on May 31st!), but who knows? It might just make a comeback!

You’ll find a Din Tai Fung in Singapore at Resorts World Sentosa, Marina Bay Sands, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Tampines Mall, Jewel Changi Airport, and Chinatown Point. Currently, most branches are offering takeaway and delivery only.

2. Black-Bean-Sauce Noodles with Seafood

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For those who love Korean food, this localized Din Tai Fung menu item needs no introduction. A typical serving of jjajangmyeon will have sticky noodles and that rich black sauce that’s on the sweet-and-salty scale (but more salty). Some restaurants in the southern part of Korea even add fried egg on top, which I personally like as it adds more chew to the dish.

Anyway, Din Tai Fung in Seoul offers jjajangmyeon on their menu. They call it the Black-Bean-Sauce Noodles with Seafood. I have yet to try it, but from what I heard they put in a lot of shrimp, squid, and onions — something that locals find really refreshing.

This jjajangmyeon dish is a staple in Din Tai Fung Korea. They have stores in Gangnam and Myeongdong, which close at 10pm.

3. Sweet & Sour Pork Baby Back Ribs

“A take on a Shanghainese classic”

Baby back ribs. It couldn’t sound more American, could it? But this Din Tai Fung USA menu item oozes with Asian flavors. Many customers in Seattle who’ve tried it gave it a two-thumbs-up and recommend pairing it with either the braised beef soup or fried rice. If you’re ever in the area, make sure to try the dish. This might just be your new comfort food! (By the way, the featured image of this article is a menu offer of Din Tai Fung in the US from 2 years back.)

Din Tai Fung has several locations in the US. If you want to try this dish, head on over to their Seattle branch. You’ll find more information here.

Visit Din Tai Fung’s First Store in Taiwan!

Nothing beats the original, right? If you’d like to have your good old xiaolongbao, fried rice, and milk tea at the very place where it all started, book your visit on WAUG! You’ll get to pick between these two courses:

1. Course A

Includes 5 pcs. of xialongbao and 4 dumplings. You’ll also get vegetable fried rice, pork fried rice, and sour soup for sharing.

2. Course B

Includes 6 pcs. of xialongbao and 3 dumplings. Vegetable fried rice, pork fried rice, and sour soup will be served for sharing.

Din Tai Fung’s first store is located at Xinyi (No. 194號, Section 2, Xinyi Road, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 106). They are open on Mon-Fri from 10am-9pm and on Sat-Sun from 9am-9pm.

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