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Review: Din Tai Fung Philippines

I have been waiting for this since forever! Last week, Mike and I finally got the chance to try Din Tai Fung over at SM Megamall.

We arrived at 1:30PM right after the rush of lunch goers but we still had to wait for twenty minutes before being shown inside. While waiting, you can already pre-order using the piece of paper they’ll hand over to you.

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The view

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Cutie

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The view from outside.

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Order time!

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Checking out what they had to offer while waiting.

Mike and I ordered the following:

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Braised Beef Noodle Soup (P295)

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Shrimp and Pork Wonton Soup (P245)

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Crab Roe and Pork Xiao Long Bao (P285)

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Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao (P115)

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Classic Iced Tea (P90)

Time for good and honest feedback. I was very disappointed with their noodles. Mike’s Braised Beef Noodle was a little bit cold and you could already see the oil sticking on the side of the bowl. As for my Shrimp and Pork Wanton Soup, the noodles were okay but the wanton itself was good. After this experience, I won’t be coming back for their noodle soups.

For their Xiao Long Bao, it was good but not great. That’s probably my fault. I’ll admit I didn’t thoroughly enjoy my meal because I was too busy taking pictures which meant our XLB got cold. It’s not that good if you eat it cold. The broth inside didn’t have that melt in your mouth kind of feeling that I was expecting. 🙁

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Perfection right here.

An interesting fact is their Philippine menu has a bunch of special dishes. This was done to cater the Filipino market. One of theit specialties is the Chocolate Lava Xiao Long Bao. I do not regret ordering it, taking photos of it, and eating it. It literally melted in my mouth. 

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Overall, I’m a little disappointed at myself because I was too focused on taking pictures instead of eating the food. This meant that my food got cold BUT I had good pictures. Honestly what good is pictures if I wasn’t able to enjoy my meal.

I’m definitely eating here again and hopefully have less pictures but a more satisfying experience. 😀

14 Comments

  1. Went there. Line was a tad bit too long. Went to TimHoWan instead. Mmmmmm pork buns.

    I’ll wait for your second go around if it’s really worth it.

    • Yes, I will. And take less photos too! I think I also made the mistake of waiting for everything to be served before eating. Thanks for dropping by!

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