Reading Eddie Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat will make anyone want to go eating through Taiwan. And, I wish I could eat where Eddie eats.
Reading Eddie Huang’s memoir, Fresh Off the Boat will make anyone want to go eating through Taiwan. And, I wish I could eat where Eddie eats. After two visits to the country, I’m still confused about the madness for Taiwanese food -especially the dumplings. Regardless, let’s talk about the world-famous soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
In the middle of the day, you might wait 1-3 hours to visit one of these restaurants. I assume they’re better in Taiwan, but you can find their restaurants in 10 other countries, as well. Two of their restaurants have been awarded a Michelin star, so that gives you an idea about how great the food and experience can be.
After waiting in line, you’ll go inside to see chefs in various stages of preparing xiao long bao and other dishes. The restaurant is constantly busy, but feels very nice and proper. Don’t worry, there are step-by-step directions at the table on how to eat the dumplings.
It’s definitely a place to visit while in Taiwan, but maybe try to beat the rush by having it for breakfast.