Dumplings are attempted by many but mastered by few. At Din Tai Fung, they truly master the art of flavour and folds. Located on Henrietta Street in London’s Covent Garden, the large restaurant is characterised by modern interiors, happy diners and endless bamboo steamers of the signature soup-filled xiao long bao dumplings. These bite-sized wonders are made meticulously by hand using homemade dough and a filling recipe that is centuries old. But the chefs at Din Tai Fung are not impervious to evolution: they recently added a vegan mushroom version to the xiao long bao repertoire, and it happens to be just as delicious as its carnivore-friendly counterpart. Din Tai Fung is an international chain that began from humble roots in Taiwan and is gradually spreading around the globe. The restaurant has obtained critical acclaim, including a Michelin star, in its nearly 50-year history, and it just arrived in the British capital last year. Put it on your London list.
Din Tai Fung
5-6 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden
London WC2E 8PS
+44 2030 343 888