Dining in the Michelin-star-awardee Din Tai Fung @ Singapore

28 October 2012


Dining in the Michelin-star-awardee Din Tai Fung @ Singapore


My bucket list includes dining in a Michelin-star-awarded restaurant.


What is a “Michelin Star”? The term “Michelin Star” is a symbol of fine dining quality. The first Michelin guide book was published in 1900 to encourage “road tripping” in France by anonymously reviewing restaurants via a three-star system.


Michelin awards 0 to 3 stars through anonymous inspections by reviewers. Reviews are based on quality, technique mastery, personality and consistency of the food. Michelin awards are food-based, not reviews based on interior décor, table setting, nor service quality.


Michelin Stars are defined as:

  • One star – A very good restaurant in its category
  • Two stars – Excellent cooking and worth a detour. First class cuisine of its type.
  • Three stars – Exceptional cuisine and worth a special journey. Often extremely expensive, and with an extensive wine list.


To cross out “dining in a Michelin-star-awarded-restaurant” from my list, we went to Din Tai Fung when we were in Singapore for dinner.


“Michelin Star” awarded and ranked Din Tai Fung as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants. This Michelin-star-awareded restaurant has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago. Din Tai Fung was awarded one Michelin star by the Hong Kong and Macau 2010 edition of the Michelin Guide.


“Din Tai Fung’s cuisine is all about harmony. Utilising the freshest ingredients paired with a relish for simple cooking styles, the recipe selection is never too rich or heavy on the palate, and is a fresh welcome given the increasing preference for healthy cooking. With a wide selection of enticing dishes, diners are destined to tuck into flavourful creations that burst into delight with each and every bite.” — http://www.dintaifung.com.sg


As soon as Din Tai Fung’s guests enter the restaurant, they are greeted by the metallic sculpture. This is where the Din Tai Fung’s journey begins.
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Pork and glutinous rice shaomai – a meal on its own, with its own rice and minced pork held together by thin shaomai wrapper
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Crispy Chicken Wings Marinated in Shrimp Paste, a crowd favorite, is finger-licking good. The meat is tender and juicy with a crispy exterior.
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Steamed Chicken Soup uses only specially selected fresh chicken to ensure the best quality for guests. It is carefully simmered over a span of six hours.
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Braised beef noodle soup – carefully cooked tender beef swimming in warm beef broth
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How was my first Din Tai Fung experience? Service was ah-okay — not exactly superb, but not bad neither. Interiors were good – – neither glaring nor cozy. It is noteworthy that food was excellent. Oh extremely over the top excellent (yes, it was that good). Din Tai Fung is a true Michelin star awardee.
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Food Spot: Din Tai Fung
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-217/222 The Forum, Level 1 @ Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Telephone Number: TBD
Website: http://www.dintaifung.com.sg/
Budget: SGD 9.00 minimum


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