Din Tai Fung

Chinese 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!