Din Tai Fung @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City

Picking up from where I left off from the breakfast session with Chris at Alison last 2 weeks, we then headed off straight to Mid Valley to wander around and for our first hang-out at the Gardens. We went for a comedy show which managed to perk us up but find that movie made no sense at all.

After that, we went strolling around and made our way to the Gardens. Walked here and there, window shopped *need to save to shop with my girl friends after their exam*
Walking past many boutiques, holding my desire and headed downstairs to the food arena, where most eateries are situated, I noticed Sushi Zen right away. But since Chris and I had a sudden craving for xiu long baos (XLB), we ended up at Din Tai Fung.

Heard from friends that this place will be very packed and if you wanna dine in? You will have to wait for at least half an hour! But while we were there, there were not much people and we managed to settle ourselves quickly. Perhaps it’s only during weekends.

Quenching our thirst with the Jasmine Tea priced at RM2, we felt comfortable once seated due to exhaustion from the long hours of walk. Ah.. what a relieve from a muscle spasm!

Jasmine tea

Not knowing anything about this place at first, they the staff highly recommended their famous Xiu Long Bao, 5 dumplings for RM11. With no hesitation, we ordered although I’ve previously learnt from Precious Pea’s post that it’ll not be very soupy.

My bad.

The dumplings turned out to be quite disappointing. With not much broth, the skin was also not that smooth. I still prefer Dragon-I’s! Wait for my review on Dragon-I again!! haha.
Although it’s shape and projections are acceptable but tastewise, it’s not the best I had so far. Just OK~ Can’t really savour the taste, somehow it’s still lacking the ‘oomph’.



din tai fung

the making of XLBs

Another disappointment was the Steamed Vege Pork Bun, 2 for RM5. This was conventional but it’s simply no better than those ‘baos’ sold typically! Tasted very bland and dry, more over with rough and thick skin, we were not satisfied at all 🙁

vege pork bun
the fillings ~ could be better.
din tai fung 2

A neat and simple interior ~ a humble and unpretentious atmosphere they’re providing

That’s all that we had. Didn’t get to try their La Mian as we were still kinda full from our heavy breakfast or was it these ‘baos’ that filled us up very quickly??
A re-visit? Have to think twice, or if any of you find this place any better than before… please inform me ya! Any other dishes from here that warrant a good sensation of flavours?

Din Tai Fung

Lot LG-207, Lower Ground Floor,

The Gardens,

Mid Valley City,

Lingkaran Syed Putra,

59200 Kuala Lumpur.

Tel: +603-2283 2292

Fax: +603-2283 2362

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14 Replies to “Din Tai Fung @ The Gardens, Mid Valley City”

  1. ahhh… bao(s). have a sudden craving for them too. the bao(s) sounds so-so only?!

  2. Hehehe..no good right? I tot the day i went was bad since it was first day opening but seems like still no improvement.

  3. Din Tai Fung used to have an outlet in SS2 if I am not wrong. Foods not nice and has since closed and probably opened at the Garden.

    I agreed that Dragon-I xiao long bao still one of the best.

    I tried the Shanghai 10 at Avenue K, not that good too. 🙂

  4. erm… why so yellow ah ? the lights or the flour ? @_@
    another place to avoid ? >.<"

  5. the siu long bao look so juicy!! *Slurp*

  6. The filling made me “yak”. Sorry to say that.

  7. Big Boys Oven says: Reply

    Christine, you can pick up the cakes from our studio or we can deliver with a little fee for the transportation as mentioned at bigboyscakes!

    by the pls sms us your phone number as my pda crashed!!!

  8. I never taste a ‘bao’ for more than 4 months..Think i gonna miss the taste of char siu bao’. Please send me some by post,haha…

  9. So I shall just have their la meen and chilli chicken if I’m dropping by 🙂

  10. Finally I got to try SLP during my visit to Taiwan.. It taste the same as the once I had in Din Tai Fung..

  11. Ding! lol. last time I saw this at Wisma Atria, Singapore. Wanted to go try out there but instead, we went somewhere else. Next time I go KL must go try already.

  12. ~Christine~Leng says: Reply

    really so-so only. The ones we had at Dragon-i that day were better 🙂

    precious pea~
    no good. no good. Maybe give them a few more months? haha.I think i wouldn’t know cos I won’t be back so soon again 🙁

    fl sam~
    Really? didn’t know they opened at SS2.
    High 5! same here. Prefer the same as you 😉
    and I haven’t been to Shanghai 10. So should I try? ;P

    I find them ‘yellow’ too. Not the light definitely. I don’t really fancy.. but you could try tho.. 😉

    it’s not really that juicy.. I’ve tried one in Puchong. Even juicer! 😉

    it’s ok. I feel the same too 🙁

    big boys oven~
    thanks for the info.Will visit your site again for more details.
    I’ve sms you 🙂

    wei meng~
    poor you. you want? I can do that wor.. I’ll email some to you and make you drool! lol

    yea. avoid the pork baos especially.
    Try try.. and let me know what you think of them ya!

    same also? I thought Taiwan’s XLB is better.. well, guess they’re all the same ;P

    thx for visiting 🙂
    hopefully the next time you’re in KL for din tai fung, it’ll be better than what I had 🙂

  13. the best xiu long pau can be found at shanghai restaurant in marriott bukit bintang although i dont really like their other shanghai food..

    dragon-i come no where close

    anonymous food eater

  14. wenching & esiong says: Reply

    Yeah, this place is always so pack. Went there but there were too many ppl queuing up. I thought their food would be good. Hmm… might reconsider visiting this place then.

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