I managed to drag my sceptical partner to finally try Din Tai Fung's famous xiao long bao (he's never had it the entire time we've been in Taiwan), and instead of snapping a photo of his reaction, here's me anticipating the incoming juice explosion and deliciousness.
Incidentally I learnt that every dumpling is handmade to exact measurements. The dough ball is weighed, and again when meat is added so that every dumpling is as identical to the next as possible. I've always thought DTF can be exaggerated sometimes, but I have newly found respect for their precision. The skin was seriously thin to be holding such amounts of broth! DTF had me seriously surprised and this isn't even my first time!
Needless to say G, my partner was impressed!
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