Author: Alexius Chua
To celebrate for winning the coveted title of Singapore’s Best Fried Rice (Restaurant Category) – organised in conjunction with the debut of Channel 5’s Fried Rice Paradise – The Drama Series – the famed Taiwanese restaurant Din Tai Fung launches a limited-edition XO Fried Rice with Shrimps & Eggs ($15.80). I must say, this fried rice has indeed ‘rice’ to the occasion. Bursting with wok hei, the succulent prawns are served atop aromatic, moist pearl rice mixed with fried flat fish. A special blend of XO sauce and dried scallops gives it a XOXO umami-ness.
Available from 1 – 31 October 2019 or while servings last, this dish is exclusively available at Paragon, BreadTalk IHQ, JEM, Jewel Changi Airport, Junction 8, Marina Bay Link Mall, Marina Bay Sands, Nex, Parkway Parade, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Republic Plaza, Resorts World Sentosa, Suntec City, Tampines Mall, Waterway Point and Wisma Atria only.
Speaking of fried rice, I cannot miss this Fried Rice with Pork Chop. Instead of medley of prawns, it’s a big slice of pork chop cut into chewable pieces. The fried rice looks inviting from below and can hold its place without being overpowered by the pork chop in the flavour zone. An iconic dish that’s unmistakeably everyone’s favourite for its heartiness.
Deviating from the fried rice category, there’s the Chicken Wings in Shrimp Paste (Har Cheong Gai). Texturally, the wings are delightful to munch. The umami of the shrimp paste works perfectly with the chicken, as expected of the standard of Din Tai Fung.
The Deep-fried Handmade Tofu, though doesn’t really appeals much to the eye visually, is actually very appealing to the mouth. It distinguishes itself from other countless versions in Singapore with its inner tender silkiness and non-oily yet crunchy skin. You can order this and will not be disappointed.
Lastly, who can mention Din Tai Fung without mentioning its signature classic Xiao Long Bao? Pretty to look at and really impressive in its soupiness with smooth thin skin layer, this XLB is just cloying for a second helping.
Win a Din Tai Fung Lunch Party Worth $500 delivered to your office
In celebration of the new restaurant opening at Republic Plaza, stand a chance to be among three lucky offices to win a lunch party from Din Tai Fung worth up to $500 each, delivered to your office during lunchtime.
Click onto this link to participate – https://www.facebook.com/dintaifungsg
*Giveaway period from 1 to 14 October 2019, 2359 hours. Terms and conditions apply.
Din Tai Fung
290 Orchard Road, #B1-03, S238859
Tel: 6836 8336
Facebook/ Instagram: @dintaifungSG