I decided to give myself a reward, and a little break from uni, before final exams start (and cause I was having the munchies for dumplings!). I went with a mate to Starbucks for a green tea latte to start off the day. We then headed off to Din Tai Fung at World Square for brunch before the lunch rush. As soon as I was seated, the staff had placed a carrier next to me, advising me that I could place my bag inside. The bags were then covered with a red cloth to prevent any food spilling. I thought it was pretty nifty having my bag seated next to me at waist level rather than it being placed on the floor. We then proceed to order: Hot and Sour Soup, Xiao Long Bao, Crab and Pork Dumplings, Prawn and Pork Wonton Noodles served with Spicy Sauce, and Golden Lava Bun for dessert.
|Hot and Sour Soup (small) - $5.80|
|Xiao Long Bao (6 pcs) - $10.80|
|Crab and Pork Dumplings (6 pcs) - $17.80|
We also had ordered the Prawn and Pork Wonton Noodles with Spicy Sauce but I forgot to take a picture! But it looks like this :D It does get more spicy as you keep eating it!
Finally to end our meal, we ordered the Golden Lava Buns. They were honestly amazing! You wouldn't believe the smile I had on my face while I was eating it haha! These buns were sweeter and more runny than the ones you would find at Iron Chef Chinese Restaurant @ Cabramatta however the sizes of their buns are much larger than Din Tai Fung and appear yellow.
|Golden Lava Buns (3 pcs) - $6|
|Inside the Golden Lava Bun|
Overall, the food was great. The staff were very friendly and were constantly on alert for empty plates, and a great atmosphere. The restaurant does get crowded pretty fast so if possible, arrive early to avoid the lunch rush!
Din Tai Fung @ World Square
LEVEL 1, SHOP 11.04
644 GEORGE STREET
SYDNEY NSW 2000
PH: (02) 9264 6010
Mon-Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Sat & Sun: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mon-Wed: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Thu & Fri: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm