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Din Tai Fung, Westfield Sydney

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by Justine Crowley (subscribe)
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Published August 25th 2012
Paradise for Sydney dumpling lovers
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Enjoying the Veg JiaoZe dumplings

If you're not in the mood to head up to level 6 for dinner, then the level 5 eating area at Westfield Sydney is sure to delight all the same. The dumplings paradise here needs to be tried at least once to be appreciated. Din Tai Fung is also located at Sydney's World Square and at The Star, yet Westfield Sydney has also recently become home for this hot Sydney dumplings sensation.

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The Lychee Mint drink at Din Tai Fung

A great dinner hot spot if you have a bit of time to kill: either if you wish to extend your time in the city either from working or engaging in some other activities. Din Tai Fung is also a perfect and affordable dinner treat if you're about to head off to a function somewhere in the city. There is no table service. You order at the counter, and you are then handed a pager. As soon as the pager beeps, you need to come and collect your items.

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Ready to tuck in...

If you have taken the advice from Popeye to eat your spinach, then the Veg JiaoZe (4 for $5.80) should be your ideal menu choice as equally as it was mine. These dumplings are just full of fresh spinach leaves and other well cooked vegetable flavours. Well steamed. The sauce is a little too hot to handle; yet if your spice threshold is high, then you're home and hosed.

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Can't wait to dig into these veggie dumplings...

The vegetarian dumplings went down well with a cup of an iced Lychee Mint drink ($5.80). This drink does not come cheap, yet the mint surprise is powerful. Quite a filling treat, and a great way to accompany any of the dumplings purchased here. It would be great if the drink wasn't served in a plastic cup with plastic sealing. It made the experience slightly challenging: challenging when it came time to eat the whole lychee piece sitting at the bottom. Never mind.

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About to tuck into my dessert bun

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After taking a bite of the filling taro bun

The taro bun ($1.90 each) was a great treat to wash down the entire Din Tai Fung experience. Flavoursome and filling. The dumplings revolution is changing the taste buds of Sydneysiders in a positive way. I'm sure this dumplings street foodscape has done the same in Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, the USA, Thailand, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea and Malaysia. What an accomplishment for Din Tai Fung. If you love dumplings, and you have not heard of Din Tai Fung until now, then pay this establishment a visit on your next dumplings pit stop fix.

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Extremely hot chilli

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Glimpses of the Din Tai Fung shopfront

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Refreshing mint and lychee tied together
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Why? A Sydney based dumpling lovers paradise
When: Dinner is best
Where: Din Tai Fung, Westfield Sydney
Cost: My bill added up to $13.50
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