Din Tai Fung

Dumplings in Da'an

Taipei's most-celebrated Shanghai-style dumpling shop – the New York Times once called it one of the 10 best restaurants in the world – is now a worldwide franchise. This is the place that started it all and daily meal-time line-ups attest to its enduring popularity. Try the classic xiǎolóng bāo (小籠包; steamed pork dumplings), done to perfection every time. Take exit 5 from Dongmen MRT.

There are also branches in the Taipei 101 food court and the SOGO department store foodcourts at Zhongxiao Fuxing MRT and in Zhishan.