644 George St Sydney, NSW 2000
|Opening hours||Mon-Wed 11.30am-2.30pm, 5.30pm-9pm,Thurs-Fri 11am-2.30pm, 5pm-10pm,Sat 11.30am-3pm, 5pm-10pm,Sun 11am-3pm, 5-9pm|
|Features||Licensed, Outdoor seating, Wheelchair access, BYO|
|Prices||Cheap (mains under $20)|
|Payments||eftpos, AMEX, Visa, Mastercard|
|Phone||02 9264 6010|
|Free wine for Citibank cardholders here|
As Sydney’s Din Tai Fung tally increases (we’re up to three outlets), so too does demand for xiao long bao: those loose soup-and-pork filled pouches. A paper menu with tick-boxes for ordering minimises language-barrier issues and speeds up the process. Must-ticks include: cold drunken chicken with superb, umami-rich dressing; flavour-packed green beans with minced pork; and shrimp and pork wonton noodles with spicy sauce, which showcases the work of expert in-house noodle makers. And the buns and dumplings: tick those ’til your pen runs dry.