Din Tai Fung goes mod with healthy new creations, including pork-less xiao long baos.
Contributed By Dawn Seow
Taiwanese restaurant franchise Din Tai Fung is out to surprise regular patrons with new additions. Starting Dec.1, it will be adding six new dishes as well as desserts and drinks to the menu.
Those who do not relish pork will be happy to know that the famous Din Tai Fung xiao long bao now comes in pork-free varieties such as Steamed Chicken Dumplings, Steamed Fish Dumplings and Steamed Angled Gourd and Shrimp Dumplings (from S$6.80 onwards). The last of these, in particular, will appeal to the health- and beauty-conscious; angled gourd reputedly has “whitening benefits” while the crunchy bamboo shoot is rich in Vitamin E.
Adding a dash of Thai flavors to the menu is the Green Chillies Stuffed with Marinated Minced Meat and Lemongrass Juice, which have proven to be popular at the new branch opened in Thailand recently. To maintain authenticity, the green chillies and lemongrass used are directed imported from Thailand.
The drinks section also welcomes new and healthy creations like the Roselle Juice (known to lower blood pressure, aid digestion and refine complexion), the Freshly Blended Juice (with hydrating and detoxifying properties in its combination of celeries, carrots and pineapples) and Earl Grey Lemon Tea.
The Resorts World Sentosa branch will also be featuring eight exclusive Asian delights, including the Nonya Curry Fish Head (S$26), Beef Sirloin with Aromatic Black Pepper Sauce on Sizzling Hot Plate (S$19.80), Szechuan Wok-fried Diced Chicken with Sun-dried Chillies and Toasted Cashews (S$14.80), Crispy Chicken Wings Marinated in Shrimp Paste ($8.80), Homemade Beancurd and Sea Prawns on Sizzling Hot Plate (S$16.80), Hong Kong Classic Steamed Cod Fillet with Superior Soy Sauce (S$21.80), Crispy Prawns in Creamy Dressing with Plump Lychees & Juicy Peaches (S$14.80) and Cantonese Sweet and Sour Pork (S$14.80)—offering a more cosmopolitan range of the Asian culinary experience to both local and visiting diners.
If you haven’t been back to Din Tai Fung for a while, now would be a good time to re-visit it.
Din Tai Fung has eight branches throughout Singapore including Raffles City, Paragon and Resorts World.
*prices of new dishes are not available unless otherwise stated.