Din Tai Fung

G/F Mega Fashion Hall, SM Megamall, EDSA cor. Julia Vargas Ave., Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila

Din Tai Fung
4.3
4.5 Stars

145 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 69
  • 4 stars 56
  • 3 stars 13
  • 2 stars 6
  • 1 star 1
  • 193 Reviews
  • 625 Recommend
  • 145 Reviewers
Category:
Taiwanese
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 10:00p
Phone
+6329971935

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Francois D.
5.0 Stars

The best xiao long bao in the world!!!

So far, I've been to DTF in Singapore ((Tampines
Mall, Shoppes at Marina Bay & Resorts World Sentosa), and the Philippines (Mega Fashion Hall).

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DK R.
5.0 Stars
2

We first had a taste of their famous Xiao Long Bao at the SM Megamall branch before we were actually able to try it in the place where this heavenly treat started, Taiwan. Given that Din Tai Fung is yet another Michelin Star restaurant brought here in Manila, we had high expectations.

First off, the line is quite long but their queueing system is very efficient so you need not worry too much about it. There are different lines for different number of customers. While waiting, you can also look at the open kitchen where the "magic" happens. You can clearly see all those dumplings are hand-made. Our number was called quickly as there were only two of us which I believe is an advantage.

Of course we ordered Pork Xiao Long Bao (served in orders of 5 or 10 pieces) - 127775127775127775127775127775 hype is real! It really was heavenly. How can a very small piece contain so much flavor?! Dip it in the soy sauce + fermented vinegar + sliced ginger or not, it is super duper good!!! But okay let's rewind a bit. How do we properly eat these soup dumplings? First, eat them immediately upon serving! Best when still hot and fresh! Dip the dumpling in the soy sauce + fermented vinegar + sliced ginger, poke a hole into the side of the wrapper, and then devour the entire dumpling in a single bite!! Easy right? Lol. I have tried Xiao Long Bao from other local restaurants but this Michelin Star restaurant really was awarded consistently for a reason. Huge difference in the quality of the wrapper, pork, soup... everything!

Aside from the famous Xiao Long Bao, we also ordered:

Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shao Mai 127775127775127775127775 - not your typical siomai. It's actually like the XLB, except there's shrimp.

Porkchop fried rice 127775127775127775127775127775 - unfortunately, I do not have any photo but this is also a must try. There's just something about the porkchop! Very flavorful and meat's not too thick so it's very easy to eat. The fried rice was also so good. We usually order this aside from the XLB.

Din Tai Fung really deserves a five star and the Xiao Long Bao is definitely the highlight of their menu. Comfort food! They're very consistent and I did not see any significant difference from the original Taiwan branch and the branches here in Manila.

#loolooDroneGiveaway

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Ana Bernadette R.
5.0 Stars
7

Excellent child friendly restaurant , value for money and food is delicious!

- Service wise very good. Usher will welcome and help you settle in agreed table ,chair. Even described that the table "has a couch". Then offered a high chair since they saw us with a baby who can manage to sit down on her own.

- Menu selection was easy to navigate. We were given solo fliers and had ordered from there.

- Appetizers were also offered on the spot , we were hungry and the green beans looks delicious. Did not dissapoint.

- As soon as the food were ordered, an attendant will mix the sauce of Xialongbao. Also the kiddie plates were delivered.
So as the passport, stickers they give to kids. Definitely will come back. Few restaurants these days offer such treat to kids.

- Food is delicious, all freshly cooked. Beverage we had - Oolong tea and Ice tea rose (love it!)

- service charge is included in the bill. :)

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars
7

One of the biggest feasts just for two. I couldn’t walk after 128514

We ordered for starters.
Green Squash and Shrimp Xiao Long Bao (Php 160 for 5 pieces) i think it had an acquired taste. I personally am used to meaty xiao long bao but it think if I eat it often I will grow to like it.
Pork and Roasted Garlic Xiao Long Bao (Php 160 for 5 pieces) I could eat 10 on my own. My favorite never fail flavor for XLB.

Then we ordered these two for sharing and both had generous serving of yang chao fried rice. It was like carbo loading for a marathon.
Fried Chicken Cutlet Rice (Php 285) the chicken cutlet was cooked like the taiwanese street food (extra large chicken) not complaining caused I liked it! 128588🏼
Pork Chop fried rice (Php 270) same cooking style packed with seasoning. No need for sauce whatsoever.

My boyfriend then added Crispy Shrimp and Pork wanton (Php 165 for 6 pieces) the sweet and sour sauce was divine I really don’t like those supermarket bought mixes. Huge shrimp chunks too which was a plus.

Ohh we also had dessert 128514 we got Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk bun (Php 85 for 2 pieces) it was delicious.

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Kevin R.
5.0 Stars
8

A long snake of people is a familiar sight in front of Din Tai Fung SM Megamall. While I could not sample their famous Xiaolongbao, I still got to try some of their other dishes, which I listed below:

Shrimp and Pork Pot Stickers (P220)
These long dumplings resemble Japanese gyoza. Filled with ground meat and vegetables, they are a great starter. What makes these special is that these dumplings are stuck together on a long, crisp wonton sheet that provides a different texture to the dumplings.

Chicken Wings in Shrimp Paste (P255)
These tiny wings pack a lot of flavor. Salty, peppery, crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. Great with some rice.

Steamed Shrimp and Pork Shaomai (P200)
What surprises me is that the siomai also has something of a broth within the wonton wrapper. The tender shrimp gives way to the mild taste of ginger broth when the wrapper is cut.

Sweet and Sour Pork (P255)
A classic of the cuisine. Just the right amount of sweetness and sourness that makes it great with some rice.

Crispy Beef Strips (P235)
These tasty beef strips are as crispy as advertised, and they are great on rice.

Salted Egg Yolk Prawns (P395)
Thankfully the salted egg flavor is not as strong as on similar salted egg dishes that are all the rage these days. The sauce also seeps inside the shrimp, ensuring each bite is packed with flavor.

Fried Rice with Salted Fish (P180)
This is one of the best salted fish fried rice dishes that I tasted. Not too salty, with the vegetables cooked well enough to still retain their crunch.

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Aleli J.
2.0 Stars
2

Din Tai Fung Restaurant originating in Taiwan, specialising in xiaolongbao. Not really special as its highly rated. Maybe not my taste. I tried many dumplings restaurants and many of them have the same taste like this place.
It's not that I don't agree with the Michelin ratings; they're okey but ... Din Tai Fung’s dumplings are Michelin star in taste, not in price and take note only there xiaolongbao is good other dumpling128078.

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Shellah Marie R.
4.0 Stars
2

PLACE:

Place was okay. Nothing special tho.

FOOD:

Black Peppered Pork: Meat was so tender and the sauce is super yummy. It's has the balance mixture of sweetness and saltiness. Definitely worth a try.

Fried Pork Chop: Meat was tender, juicy, and very tasty. Yum yum yum!

Fried Rice: This was soo good but sooo serving size is so small.

Xiao Long Bao: This is sooo good as well. However, the ginger taste is soo strong that you can really really taste it.

Chocolate Xiao Long Bao: This is soooo DIVINE. Super yummy. You can see, feel, and definitely taste the precious chocolate lava oozing from inside. Yoy should definitely try this one. Super worth it! It's so good!!!

PRICE:

Quite pricey since I find the serving size quite small. Nevertheless, taste is superb so it's definitely worth a try.

SERVICE:

Friendly and accommodating staff. Service was fast as well.

VERDICT:

Did I enjoy it? - Yes
Will I recommend it? - Yes
Will I come back? - YES

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Mian L.
4.0 Stars
8

Sooooo good.. That's all I can say. #dimsumheaven 128076🏻

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Jomarie A.
5.0 Stars
9

This is NACHO ordinary review, because it's my 100th looloo post! 128158127881 It has just BEAN a bit over 5 months since my first post, and now we're here. 128156 I also want to SIOMAI appreciation to Josh, as well as to my mom and sister, for always being so supportive and for accompanying me when I want to try out new restaurants. 128076

So today, after church, Josh and I went to Din Tai Fung in Megamall for lunch. When I saw the volume of people WHEAT-ing outside, I almost wanted to back out... But waited for our turn any-WHEY. And I'm SHIO glad we did! 128525 The receptionist told us we will be seated in around 15-25 minutes, but our number was called in around 10 minutes! We haven't even ordered yet, but I'm already smiling at how awesome this restaurant is.

They have given us an order slip when we first got our number, so by the time we were seated, we were able to place our orders as well. Food came quickly, and we were surprised that their kitchen staff (wearing proper food safety outfits with hairnet and spit guard) were the ones bringing out the food. 128513

Here's what we got:
✔ PORK XIAO LONG BAO (Php 160 for 5 pcs) - 1108811088110881108811088
With just one bite: I instantly became a believer. It's true that no other restaurant BEETS the Xiao Long Baos of Din Tai Fung! The soup was hot, but not scalding hot -- so it's easy to eat in one bite. The wrappers were quite thin, but I am amazed at how well it enveloped the soup and meat without breaking! DONUT forget to put some of the ginger sauce (The server told us we have to pour 1 part brewed soy sauce and 3 parts rice vinegar over the ginger) on to the XLB. 128076 I can probably eat 10 pcs of this in one sitting. 128514

✔ SHRIMP AND PORK WONTONS WITH HOUSE SPECIAL SPICY SAUCE (Php 185 for 6 pcs) - 1108811088110881108811088
My favorite dish for today is this one! It's probably un-CONE-ventional for diners to choose this over the XLB, but i liked this more. The sauce tasted soooo good! It was not too spicy, and it just possessed the right amount of zing. 128077 The pork and shrimp fillings were flavorful and of the right amount. We were told that we have to mix the wontons right away as it is served, hence the poor quality of photos for this PEAR-ticular dish. 128557

✔ SALTED EGG YOLK PRAWNS (Php 395) - 1108811088110881108811088
This was Josh's favorite among our orders. One bite and he instantly fell in love with this! 128158 I liked it as well, the taste of the salted egg yolk was so rich and legit (unlike some whose "salted egg" tastes ar-TEA-ficial), and they coated the prawns really well. The prawns were fresh and crunchy, and were cooked to the right doneness. My only complaint though, was that the serving size was a bit too expensive for the price. 128584

✔ FRIED RICE WITH SALTED FISH (Php 180) - 11088110881108811088
This can probably serve up to 3 people, but we finished it anyway. I love how the taste of the salted fish made the fried rice so flavorful, but did not make it too salty. I wish the rice could be a bit more al dente, though. It's a bit mushy for me... But maybe that's just me.

✔ ICED ROSE TEA (Php 55) - 1108811088110881108811088
I'm so glad I got this drink! When I get a bit overwhelmed with the various tastes of our orders, one sip can cleanse my palate very well. 128076 It isn't too sweet, and had a fragrant rose taste that added to the flavor depth of the tea. A must-try! 127861

While servers seem to be in a hurry always, I noticed they always remain smiling. Service was GRATE! 128076 They even have these bag holders, so you won't worry about having your bag sharing your seat with you. TACO bout great customer service right there. ✔ As first THYMErs, we didn't know that the bill is settled upon exit, so when we asked for the bill, we were directed to the cashier instead. No need to wait for the server to have the bill settled, bring it to you, deliver it back to the cashier, then give you the change! Wow, never thought this could be a thing. 128076

I agree with what Josh said earlier, this really has GOTO be the most ef-FISH-cient resturant we've visited, to date! Hands down, DTF really deserves being a 5-star Michelin awardee. And it also deserves to be featured for my 100th looloo review! 128525 (Can't wait to bring my mom and sister here, I'm sure they will love it!)

Cheers to more reviews ahead. 128158128076 So glad to be part of this awesome and friendly foodie community! 128516128516128516

#loolooweeklychallenge
#100thReview
#NewRestaurantsFor2017
#EatDrinkSplurge

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Bella J.
4.0 Stars
2

One of my daily problems in life is figuring out where to eat. Mainly because I have so many places I want in and, despite having more than enough tummy space, my wallet will cry buckets of tears if I eat in all of them in one day.

When my cousin and I were in Megamall the other week, it took us around an hour figuring out where we want to eat. We initially ended up here in Din Tai Fung but, after we didn't find anything we want to eat besides Xiao Long Bao, we just decided to split a basket of that and move to another restaurant after lol

We went for the Pork Xiao Long Bao, which was good and flavorful. Always best eaten with the ginger and the vinegar. Though, I will always maintain that the Din Tai Fung branches overseas (like Singapore, for example) serve better Xiao Long Bao than the branches here. I wonder why that is 🤔

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Yna N.
4.0 Stars
3

Our lunchy buddies Lorie Mae B celebrated her pre birthday at Din Tai Fung located in Ground Floor of SM Megamall.

This is not actually our first time. The place is always packed but on some days, waiting lines are empty.

Prices are actually affordable, you just have to know what to order. Servers are attentive and professional, they are very accomodating and friendly. Food was great!!!128523128077🏻9786

They also provide you with a basket where you can put your stuff or bags in while dining so, you'd be more comfortable and at ease.

Overall, it's a go-to restaurant for me. Superb!!! I Loved everything so far and would highly recommend it!

RATED ù Din Tai Fung!!!
#ilovetoeatph 12851510084 #DinTaiFungPh

Chicken Wings in Shrimp Paste - 1108811088110881108811088️5/5

Shrimp and Pork Wantons with House Special Spicy Sauce - 1108811088110881108811088️5/5

Salted Egg Yolk Prawns - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Fried Rice with Sweet Garlic and Scallions 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

Fried Noodles with Vegetables - 1108811088110881108811088️ 5/5

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Denise A.
5.0 Stars
10

Din Tai Fung is world famous for its Soup Dumpling.
It originated in Taiwan and is even part of the top 10 best restaurants in the world.
Megamall is one of the malls I rarley visit cause of its distance from my house So when I got the chance to drop by, I knew instantly where I will dine, DIN TAI FUNG! Whether you are a foodie or not, this restaurant is a must try wherever your are in the world 128076🏼

127845Pork Xiao Long Bao
Ohhhh lala! This isn't my first Xiao Long Bao but since this is Din Tai Fung and claiming to be one of the best in the world, I expected highly of it. I honestly didn't fell in love with it at first bite cause I find the wrapper to dry. But when the soup exploded in my mouth, I knew why people are going gaga over this! Classic. 100% DELICIOUS.
I liked the balance and proportion of the meat and the soup.

127845Crab Roe and Pork Xiao Long Bao
I was planning to try the Truffle Xiao Long Bao but its P135 per piece! Lol so I stopped dreaming of it and just tried this one instead. The texture is drier than the Pork Xiao Long Bao but I like the crab roe's texture and taste which added a slight sweetness to the Xiao Long Bao.

*Tip: Don't forget to use the dipping sauce which consists of vinegar, soy sauce and ginger

127845Shrimp and Pork Wonton with Special Spicy Sauce
This is a MUST TRY. Wontons are a staple in Chinese restaurants and this is one of the most uncommon recipes of wonton i've tried. I thought I won't it cause its spicy but it really isn't. It has this sweet, salty and a tinge of spicyness that makes it tasty! I remember liking it more than the Xiao Long Baos that night.

127834Salted Fish Fried Rice
I can't believe i've never tried Salted Fish Fried Rice, thanks to the boyfie for the reco. He told me he used to eat this when he was young and reminded him a lot of his childhood. I though it would taste like Tuyo lol, but it didn't. Twas good! Perfect pair with the Pork Wonton!

127854Golden Lava Salted Egg Yolk Bun
Ahhh Shreeeeet! This is my first salted egg bun in my entire life and it was delightful! When I saw the sexy Golden Lava come out of the bun, i drooled over it. I really love it though I find it pricy for P85 (2pcs.) and the size is too small I can finish it in one bite 128546 I really liked it and it's something I'd crave for from time to time.

127863Iced Rose Tea
When I saw this on the menu I got curious so I ordered it. The aroma was like that of a rose, it's so refreshing. And it tastes good too! Light and sweet!

Things to take note of:
✔️ They have a systematic queue system
✔️ The restaurant can accommodate a lot of customers bec. Of the huge space
✔️ They don't accept reservations

Happy that i've finally tried Din Tai Fung. 128525 I will definitely come back cause I have more to try on their menu!

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Nicole C.
4.0 Stars
3

Another resto off my to-try list! After what seems like a hundred years, we've finally visited SM Megamall again. Didn't really have any intention to try Din Tai Fung, but there was no lines and I've heard a lot about this place so we ended up having `merienda` here lol.
We got their...
Noodles with Minced Pork sauce - this was good, I liked this one. Texture of noodle was just the right amount of firm. There's also a lot of minced pork present in the dish.
Truffle and pork xlb - this was just meh. My mom and I agree that it's way overpriced, not something we'll be ordering when we come back here.
black pepper beef - !! we both really liked this one. I love this dish, and I think it really packs a lot of flavor.

Place is really big, they have a lot of seats. Orders arrived quite fast. Service was great. They also have their own bathroom (male and female are separated).

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Will C.
5.0 Stars

Xiao Long Bao at 340 for 10 pcs is just the right number of pcs for snacks. Soft Xlb skin with the right amount of soup inside. 128523

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Christina R.
5.0 Stars
2

Chocolate overload with a trio of takaws who can't pass up a good deal - me, Kristin A, and Ang-ang P.

We just couldn't pass up the piso anniversary sale of chocolate xlbs in DTF. No limit and no extra purchase needed. Yes, we consumed 11 baskets. Kaming 3. Plus a few baskets of XLB and a noodle soup for my toddler.

Chocolate was rich and creamy. It was just soooo good. Sa uulitin DTF128513

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Dianne C.
5.0 Stars
3

I love DTF!

Their service was excellent, there were a lot of people but it looks like they've mastered the art of serving. Everyone was polite and every single one of them know what they're supposed to do. There were men and women on a chef's uniform delivering orders from the kitchen, then the other staffs on a more formal uniform will serve them. 128076🏻1108811088110881108811088

Food was great 1108811088110881108811088

Shrimp fried rice 127834🦐- bf was glad he ordered this it has a lot of shrimps and it was good as it is. 128076🏻10084

Crispy pork and shrimp wonton 🦐128022- it was okay, the wrapper was too thick for our liking but it was good. 128522

Steamed veggie wonton with spicy sauce 127841- 6pcs. all mine! 128077128523

Hot prawn salad 🦐🍽- this was really good 10084128522

Noodles with spicy peanut sauce 127836- this was good but I think I prefer the one with the house special spicy sauce. 128517

Buchi- too much filling 128514128541

Chocolate xiao long bao 127851- yum! Too small for me and 3 pcs. Per order ☹️... But it was really good!

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Jai S.
4.0 Stars

Kung Hei Fat Choi! 127881

Met up Roxie's Mom and had a quick lunch at Din Tai Fung.. 128523

What we ordered:
* Chicken and Pork XLB
* Sweet and Sour Prawns
* Shrimp and Pork Wontons in Spicy Sauce
* Steamed Fish
* Shrimp Fried Rice
* Wonton Noodles

Ordered the salt and pepper squid as well but its out of stock..

Wish they would improve on serving the refills for hot tea since if you ask for a refill it takes them time.. other than that.. food was delicious as always.

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
3

Lunch date with my constant lunch buddies, Yna N and Lorie Mae B So its our first lunch out of the year and thought of having sumptious Lunch in Din Tai Fun. We ordered our favorites:

Chicken wings in shrimp paste (P185)

Shrimp & Pork Wanton with House Special Spicy Sauce (P175 for 6 pcs)

Salted eggyolk prawns (P375)

Fried rice with sweet garlic and scallions (P100)

Food: Tasty and yummy! The salted eggyolk prawns is my favorite. The fried rice we had is good for 3 pax, which is sulit for me.

Service: attentive servers.

Price: reasonable. Satisfying meal 128077🏽

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Christian C.
4.0 Stars
3

Another Michelin star restaurant
FOOD (3.5/5)
SERVICE (4/5)
AMBIANCE (4/5)

Everything in this place is on point for its price, it is also what i called improved Tim Ho Wan

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April H.
4.0 Stars
3

Don't you just love Din Tai Fung?🙃

I remember being disappointed during my last visit at this branch. It was during the time when the local staff was left to their own devices. They were initially trained by staff who flew all the way from Taiwan, where DTF is originally from. During said visit, the service was just okay and the xiao long bao was noticeably dry. But, it seems like it is just growing pains on their part.

Months have passed and my fiancé and I were again craving for DTF's XLB. We sat down ready to order our go-to dishes when the salted egg squid caught my eye, part of their new menu. We (actually, just me) decided to skip the truffle XLB and try out their squid. Of course, the 10-piece pork XLB and the salted fish fried rice (which my fiance absolutely loves) had to be ordered.

The pork xiao long bao was gone faster than you can say pork xiao long bao. O, diba ang gulo? We were both so happy that it's the hot, soupy, and oh-so-satisfying XLB that we know so well. The salted fish fried rice was spot on... But pick another spot if you have kidney issues or high blood-- this is a very salty dish! Think dilis galore. Lastly, the salted egg squid was definitely worth the calories. That salted egg coating was really good and nicely complemented the mild taste of the squid... Great meal all in all...

How was the service? Everyone was on their toes, very attentive and dishes were served hot & fast... We both really appreciated it!128077

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