Since launching at a dingy street stall in Taipei more than 40 years ago, the Din Tai Fung empire has expanded throughout the Asia-Pacific region like wildfire, thanks to the success of it's excellent xiaolongbao soup dumplings, which are consistently voted one of the world's finest. These heavenly pork or shrimp packages have skins of unparalleled delicacy, arriving with a fragrant soup inside at a temperature perfect for popping straight into your mouth.
Make sure to try the pork dumplings, or for something more elegant, the shrimp and pork shao mai,which come crowned with a whole small shrimp. The sleek professionally-run dining rooms offer excellent quality dishes, a sophisticated atmosphere and impeccable service, albeit at premium prices.
This branch often requires reservations, so call in advance, especially on weekends.