Timeout: The flagship London branch of a dumpling chain

22 Jan, 2019

“If you’re plugged into social media, or are just a human in London who reads the news, here’s what you’ve most likely heard about Din Tai Fung: a) it was founded in Taiwan by a young Chinese immigrant but now has branches in more than a dozen countries; b) it’s best known for its xiao long bao – Shanghainese soup dumplings – but also plenty of regional Chinese street food; and c) it’s a cult phenomenon, where you should expect to queue.”

“A meal here will cost more than you’ll pay for similar food in Chinatown, but it’s better quality and in a more fashionable setting. So it’s worth it. Even if you do end up queuing.”

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