Back to food, during our first visit to The Gardens, me and my colleagues had lunch @ Sushi Zen which was located opposite this ever crowded Shanghainese Dim Sum restaurant--Din Tai Fung. The crowd lured us to drop by for lunch the other day to see what is the hype all about. Just a piece of advice, try to reach there latest at 12 noon to avoid the crazee lunch crowd, not sure if they accept reservations though.
I recalled that we actually waited for around 20 minutes to be seated, patience...patience...for the sake of food.
Duh...finally after the long wait, we were served with the piping hot stuff in bamboo steamers. The choice of dimsums offered are more or less the same like Crystal Jade and Dragon -i but Dragon-i fares better in terms of variety.
The must-have in Shanghainese Dim Sum restaurant--Xiu Long Bao (cutie pie like me) priced at RM11 for 5 pieces. Have to agree with precious pea that the soup encased in the dumplings was not flavourful enough. Personally I prefer Crystal Jade and Dragon-i's version though.
Four of us shared a bowl of Zha Jiang La Mien priced at RM12. This bowl of noodles definitely has our vote, it came with minced meat, beancurd and edamame that went very well with the spicy noodles.
The most economical Mushroom Vege Bun (RM4 for 2 big buns) which I don't really fancy.
Take a look at the fillings.
Mushroom Vege Dumplings (RM9 for 4 pieces). The fillings are exactly the same like those found in Mushroom Vege Buns.
A plate of Bok Choy stir fried with garlic (RM12).
For desserts, we had Taro Xiu Long Bao (RM6 for 4 pieces) which was very nicely done.
And Layer Cake which my colleague commented that 'It is just a piece of tasteless flour'...LoL...but it is good for cleansing your palate though.
All in all, we still didn't get what is the hype about. Sad to say that I would still stick to Dragon-i when it comes to dumplings and other Shanghainese Food.
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