There aren’t many xiao long bao restaurants in Hawaii, and when I have tried it, I haven’t loved them as much as I thought I would. Din Tai Fung is a big restaurant chain and I have watched countless video features about them! Well, when I got to Hong Kong, I knew I had to give them a try! So here is my experience…
Drunken Chicken in Shaoxing Rice Wine
Oh man, this dish was not good. It tasted like it was only shaoxing rice wine, not just a sauce made with the rice wine. This chicken must have died from alcohol poisoning, the alcohol overpowered everything. We barely ate this dish.
Sautéed Spinach with Supreme Broth and Garlic
My favorite dish of the meal, funny right? A simple vegetable dish sauteed with garlic is one of the ways to my heart. Absolutely recommended.
Noodle with Spicy Sesame and Peanut Sauce
I’m a sucker for noodles. This dish was good but nothing memorable.
Vegetable & Pork Wonton Tossed with Special Sauce
This was probably my second favorite dish of the meal, I love wonton and spicy sauce.
Steamed Black Truffle and Pork Dumplings
Okay this is the funny part of the night. We ordered Xiao Long Bao but totally made a mistake and ordered ALL BLACK TRUFFLE dumplings. It was insanely expensive and my cousin hates truffle so she couldn’t even enjoy it. We were also so full at this point that we couldn’t finish it, you best believe I asked for take out boxes (which they charge for) because I can’t waste truffle and all this food. And I was trying to maneuver between the use of my camera and snapchat so this is the only shot I had of the XLB.
Everything looks good!!
Hopefully they open a Hawaii location so I can try them again!
Oh, no! I hope your truffle dumplings were worth it even though you were so full! Funny that what you ordered was so hit or miss, but I guess there’s only so much you can learn from reading reviews without actually going to the restaurant and trying different things out.
lol, it was good to me! I wish I had more room in tummy to enjoy it! I’ll be honest, I ate it up back at the hotel. No truffles wasted! 🙂 Maybe I would try it again just to try the regular dumplings and not the truffle ones.
I have been wanting to try them in Osaka but am scared I’ll burn my tongue with the hot soup that comes out of those xlb…lol
lol! Go to the Hong Kong one, not that hot…won’t burn your tongue! But in all seriousness, I don’t think I have ever burned my mouth on XLB!