Din Tai Fung


in Orchard Road

This outlet of the prolific Taiwanese chain was the first to open in Singapore. Years later, its mere mention still leaves dumpling diehards in a drooling mess. Put your name down for a table, scan the menu and tick your choices, which should include the cult-status xiao long bao (soup dumplings) and the shrimp and pork wonton noodle soup.

Don't miss watching the master dumpling makers at work in the central glass-sided kitchen - there are 18 tiny folds in each xiao long bao!