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Soft Launch of Din Tai Fung @ e@Curve, Mutiara Damansara

Sunday, January 29, 2012
It's the 7th day of Chinese New Year and here am I to wish everyone Happy Birthday! I believe some of you have resume work on the 4th of CNY and some still enjoying their last day of holiday and sad to resume work tomorrow. As much as I wish to extend my days at KK, I do love seeing everyone back at KL here. Back to the early of the month, I was so happy get invited by Ken to go for the soft launch of Din Tai Fung at E@Curve. 



With open kitchen concept and simple yet classy decor, serve the world famous xiao long bao that would guarantee individual satisfaction! Being xiao long bao (steamed dumpling), yours truly definitely one of the most happy girls at that day! On that day itself, we get to try and enjoyed each of dishes in the menu that left me well stuffed with the good foods!
House Special Appetizer ( RM 4.50 )
Stewed Beancurd with Honey Sauce ( RM 7 )
Spicy Jelly Fish ( RM 7.80 )
Mango Shrimp Roll ( RM 8 )
We started our dinner with various appetizers - House Special AppetizerStewed Beancurd with Honey sauceSpicy Jelly Fish and Mango Shrimp Roll. Each of it has its special and unique flavor that definitely tantalize our taste buds. I found there's special unique taste of the stewed beancurd with a hint of mild sweetness that comes from the honey sauce. On the other hand, the spicy jelly fish truly appetizing and I always love to have it to start my meal. The Mango Shrimp Roll is sweet to have for the fresh mango used in it, I do love the combination of crispy of the outside and soft inside of it!
 
Spicy Vegetable Pork Wanton ( RM 9 )
Spicy Pork Wanton ( RM 10 )
The both Spicy Vegetable Pork Wanton and Spicy Pork Wanton comes with almost similar taste with the different ingredient used. Initially, I was quite reluctant to give it a try seeing the name of its is spicy, though it did not hold me any longer to try it after hearing how nice it tasted. It was simply delicious pork meat wrapped finely by the thin wanton skin. Next served to our table was definitely star dish - Xiao Long Bao! It's a well known fact that each piece of Xiao Long Bao at Din Tai Fung is wrapped in fine yet firm transculent skin with each one has at least 18 exquisite folds. What's more? Each Xiao Long Bao is freshly made when you order, that's how great it is! 

Xiao Long Bao ( RM 11.80 )
The original Xiao Long Bao most probably is my most favorite of all types of the steamed dumplings. I truly enjoyed the goodness of juicy flavorful soup within it and not to mentioned the tenderness of the pork meat, dipped it with the special sauce with the combination of vinegar, soy sauce and thinly sliced gingers is heaven! It is by far, the most delicious Xiao Long Bao of all that I have tried. Just so you know that, Xiao Long literally means small steaming basket, Bao will be either bun or baozi. 

Xiao Long Bao with Crab ( RM 16.80 )
The Xiao Long Bao with Crab tasted equally great as well! I have never thought the combination of crab and pork would be such perfect in taste! Am totally impressed and could not help myself for taking another and another servings of it.
Truffle Xiao Long Bao ( RM 36 )
Truffle Xiao Long Bao served with combination of ground pork, pork soup and French black truffle definitely a must to savor of. It's hard to deny how fragrant it is and always love the tenderness of the pork which tasted exceptionally great than I expected. 

Shrimp and Pork Shao-mai ( RM 13.80 )
I found the Shrimp and Pork Shao-mai quite filling even though I wish to have more of it! Perhaps it does really served in such huge serving instead of those small yet expensive typical dim sum that we can get anywhere. 
Vegetarian Dumpling ( RM 10.80 )
Shrimp and Pork Dumpling ( RM 10.80 )
Am not really a fan of the greens or should I say everything that is related to vegetable? Though I have to say the Vegetarian Dumpling tasted quite good and it also rich in flavor which is pleasant to have for. While the Shrimp and Pork Dumpling is something that I don't mind to have over and over again. 

Deep Fried Shrimp Pork Wanton ( RM 10 )
Taiwanese Spring Roll ( RM 6 )
Apart from all the dumplings, all of us were served with Deep Fried Shrimp Pork Wanton and Taiwanese Spring Roll. It's certainly good to get to try same ingredient with different types of cooking and preparation method. 
Baby Green Beans with Minced Pork ( RM 16 )
Stir-fried Chinese Cabbage with Garlic ( RM 13.80 )
Golden Pumpkin with Salted Egg ( RM 10.80 )
There were also various vegetables that you can choose from and since not everyone on the table fancy it, we just ordered a few types of vegetable dish. It may not look attractive and cooked in such simply way, you would be surprise with the simply tasty fried vegetables. Again, am quite happy to see another favorite dish of mine on the table! The Golden Pumpkin with Salted Egg! To me, anything that is cooked with salted egg is yummy!
Pork Chop ( RM 10.80 )
Shanghai Style Deep Fried Fish ( RM 18.80 )
I have to admit I was quite surprise to see Pork Chop in the menu and wondered how it will be cooked. It was surprisingly tender and juicy as it supposed to be. The Shanghai Style Deep Fried Fish well fried and coated with tasty sauce that makes it taste better! Moving forward to the next dish was their famous La Mian!
Cha Jiang La Mian ( RM 12.80 )
Fragrant Spring Onion La Mian ( RM 12.80 )
Shrimp Pork Wanton La Mian ( RM 15 )
I get myself one bowl of it and I never thought how big the serving portion could be that huge! In fact, I was having hard time to finish the whole bowl by myself. It was really filling and I have to say the springy noodles served in each bowl definitely worth to praise of. Each bowl of la mian comes with their unique taste and brings different aromatic flavor of its own. 

Shredded Pork Fried Rice ( RM 13 )

Shrimp Pork Fried Rice ( RM 15 )
For those who opt for fried rice seems had some hard time to finish up the plate of delicious fried rice of their own on that night. Those fried rice is really worth to try and it's not oily type and love how fragrant it was. 
Braised Beef Soup ( RM 14.80 )
House Special Steamed Chicken Soup ( RM 13 )
Towards the end of our meal, it was really nice to have a bowl of soup to clear the throat. Am not a beef person, hence opting for chicken soup is really great choice for me! I love how the clear soup full with purely chicken taste and the chicken meat can easily off from the bone, such tender and soft. 
Mini Sesame Bun ( RM 5.50 )
Red Bean Dumpling ( RM 7 )
Thousand Layer Cake ( RM 4 )
Chilled Mango Pudding ( RM 7.80 )
Gui Ling Gao ( RM 6.80 )
As for dessert, each of us get to try different type of desserts served at Din Tai Fung which simply delicate! I love how fluffy is the Mini Sesame Bun and Thousand Layer Cake can be and it was served piping hot. The Chilled Mango Pudding would be such perfect ending of the meal with it's sweet, juicy and rich in taste fresh mango slice, you may pour the light milk syrup if you opt for milky flavor. Dine at Din Tai Fung definitely a great experience of me and I would say this is really a place for me to get Xiao Long Bao fix anytime! 

Din Tai Fung e@Curve
G17-G20, Ground Floor e@Curve,
N 2A, Jln PJU 7/3, Mutiara Damansara,
47810 PJ Selangor.
Tel : +6 03 - 7728 3218

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