Din Tai Fung to open on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah

The incredibly popular Taiwanese chain is opening its fourth Dubai branch

The made-to-order dumplings, including xiao long bao, are some of the most popular items on the menu at Din Tai Fung. Corbis 
The made-to-order dumplings, including xiao long bao, are some of the most popular items on the menu at Din Tai Fung. Corbis 

Lovers of xiao long bao will be delighted to hear that Din Tai Fung is opening its fourth Dubai eatery later this year. This December, the Taiwanese eatery, known for its dumplings and noodles, will be setting up shop on Palm Jumeirah at the soon-to-open Nakheel Mall.

Those in the know, will be only too familiar with the long wait for a table at Din Tai Fung's Mall of the Emirates; although it is typically much easier to get a table at The Dubai Mall and Al Ghurair Centre branches. So, hopefully the new opening will ease-up the typical 45-minute wait for a table on the newer end of town.

Din Tai Fung has opened in The Dubai Mall's lower ground foodcourt below the new Fashion Avenue extension
Din Tai Fung opened in The Dubai Mall's lower ground foodcourt below the new Fashion Avenue extension, in January 2019

What should you order at Din Tai Fung?

The brand dates back to Taiwain in 1958, and became a fully fledged restaurant in 1972. What you choose to order is of course entirely down to personal taste, but Din Tai Fung's roots are as a soup, dumplings and noodles shop. So it is essential, your gluten tolerance willing, to order some of these when you visit.

Xiao long bao are undoubtedly the most popular dish on the menu: these steamed dumplings originate from Shanghai, and are filled with meat as well as a small amount of hot soup.

A personal favourite of ours, however, is the "house speciality chilli noodle", a warming bowl of fresh noodles served with a perfectly tangy, just-spicy-enough sauce. This is comfort food at its most warming.

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Published: September 23, 2019 11:48 AM

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