Yesterday my mom and I went to Jurong Point for food, and we really wanted to eat at Crystal Jade Restaurant, but it was like under renovation or something, so we had no choice but to change a place.
Since my mom had seen Din Tai Fung several times whilst passing, we thought we could try the food there, since you know, both are sort of like dim sum and Chinese food serving restaurants!
Here is how the Din Tai Fung at Jurong Point looks like, I didn't snap a picture, and the follow picture is taken from source.
Sze Chuan Ma La (Spicy) Soup from Din Tai Fung, Medium, $8.00
|Sze Chuan Ma La (Spicy) Soup from Din Tai Fung, Medium, $8.00|
Kao Fu (Wheat Gluten), $4.80
Braised wheat gluten was relatively decent, and I like the fact that it is so cheap, because com'on very rarely do restaurants have like things under $5.00!! The kaofu (brown pieces) are lukewarm, quite yummy, the bamboo shoots (off-white squares on top) are like not really bamboo-ish tasting but still passable. The black fungus is quite uck and unfresh in my opinion, and the shitake strips are generally no good.
|Kao Fu (Wheat Gluten) from Din Tai Fung, $4.80|
I think the key issue is that the Kaofu taste like it is from canned food rather than you know, the dried "fresh" ones which you have to soak and then cook from scratch. The shitake, the bamboo and the black fungus just all have the same canned food taste, which disappointed me a bit I guess. x( Overall I would give it a 7/10, but my mum argues for a 8/10. Okay, 8/10 it is then, since the price is very pleasing.
Beef Brisket Noodles $12.00
My mom loves beef, so she was like over-excited when she saw the beef noodles, and whoo! She ordered this. Here is what we think of the noodles:
The serving is really really super generous. To the point where there are way too much beef and way too much noodles. That's not a bad thing, I mean it is good, especially for people who have huge appetites (like me, if I had not ate like half the bowl of that yummy spicy soup).
But then the noodles are too plain, in the sense that there is nothing else in the bowl apart from BEEF BEEF BEEF. Yes yes, I know. The photo on the menu showed us there is none. But that's why this beef noodles is not really that appetizing when you see it in real life. It is just a never-ending expanse of beeeeeef! Okay, rant over.
|Din Tai Fung Beef Brisket Noodles, $12|
Egg fried Rice with Grilled Pork, $10.80
Actually, I quite like this dish. Although yes, I have a lot of complaints about it, overall, I still think it is quite yummy and the pork was tender and very nicely flavored and grilled, all the way to the center. It is really quite fragrant and succulent, but here is the same problem: too much pork. Like my entire fried rice is covered with these giant slabs of pork pork pork and when things exist in great quantity, it has like this de-appetizing effect.
|Egg fried Rice with Grilled Pork, $10.80|
However, this set is still delicious, and yes I won't hesitate to order it again because it is really not bad! I am not going to complain about too much food when I can share it with a friend right! So I like this, 9/10!
Haha cute random picture of a chick! Guess where it was found in?
|Xiao Long Pao|
Anyways. Verdict. No good. Not nice. Not enough "juice" or soup in the pao, and I don't like the mixture of veggy-chicken filling either, like the balance just wasn't there! Overall, 4/10, 1 mark unfairly deducted for being a stupid upside-down pau!
Annoyed~~with the pau.
Okay~~~! That's all for Din Tai Fung! Hope you enjoyed reading my post and see you all!