Restaurant chains and good food do not normally go together, but Din Tai Fung certainly makes a pleasant exception.
The possibly best and most successful Taiwanese restaurant chain on earth started its way many years ago as a humble hole-in-the-wall in Taipei, that specialized in nothing but delicious dumplings and "Xiaolongbao" (Chinese style steamed buns, also known as "Shanghai soup dumplings"), and just like a real 'Cinderella' became a thriving international chain.
Other than to serve outstandingly nice steamed dumplings and Wonton-noodle, Din Tai Fung is simply a pleasant place to eat, and while it does not boast any awe-inspiring décor, it is modern, airy and spotlessly clean, and the service is above the average.
Prices are quite reasonable: HK$ 100 – 150 should be more than enough for a nice meal.
The chain has two outlets In Hong Kong:
Shop 130, 3F, Silvercord, No.30 Canton Road, Tsim sha Tsui (right opposite Harbour City)
Phone: 2730 6928
68 Yee Wo Street, Causeway Bay (Regal Hotel – Just a stone's throw from Jardine's Bazaar and Jaedine's Crescent)
Phone: 3160 8998