Pork Ear & Xiao Long Bao at Dinesty

Oct 11, 2011 1 Comment by

It’s been way too long since we’ve encountered Xiao Long Bao from Din Tai Fung, so when we heard about Dinesty in Richmond we had to check it out!

The line up wasn’t too bad, about half an hour. So we went and grabbed a coffee at one of two starbucks close by while we waited for them to give us a call. Once we were seated, we gazed at the menu in awe of all these items we realised we apparently missed since being in Singapore… The time had come, he had to focus, so much menu and soo little stomach space. A decision was made, we will come back, but for now lets go crazy dumpling style!!!

• TEA •

 

 

To accompany our tea, we chose two types of Xiao Long Bao (aka. Soup Dumpling) The Pork and the Shrimp, Scallop and Pork.
If you’ve never had a soup dumpling before, i’ll give you a warning now, they are hot!
The best way to eat them is by placing one in your spoon and taking a little bite so that some of the steam escapes, and a little liquid, But its okay, cause it will fall in your spoon! Then at your best judgement, place in mouth whole!
You will experience a soupy explosion of flavours, as well as yummy pork / prawn etc. I could eat a whole steamer full of them to myself.

• XIAO LONG BAO / SOUP DUMPLING / STEAMED PORK FLAVOUR  •

• XIAO LONG BAO – isn’t he cute! •

 

• XIAO LONG BAO – Inside •

• XIAO LONG BAO / SOUP DUMPLING / STEAMED SHRIMP, SCALLOP & PORK FLAVOUR •

 

 

Next we tried something different, the Steamed Green Vegetable and Pork Dumplings. Not having had these before I was soo surprised by the complimentary flavours inside. We may have a new winner of my favourite dumpling!

• STEAMED GREEN VEGETABLE & PORK DUMPLINGS •

 

 

• STEAMED GREEN VEGETABLE & PORK DUMPLINGS  - Inside•

 

The next ones are Shrimp and Pork Shaomai, although very decorative & pretty, I’ve found that at the many places I’ve had these they aren’t quite as tasty as the first two.

• SHRIMP AND PORK SHAOMAI •

 

 

• SHRIMP AND PORK SHAOMAI •

Now for some different foods, that weren’t so dumpling-like….  A new find – the Marinated Beef with Soy Sauce wrapped in Pancake…. well its exactly what it says it is.. and tastes even better, not too beefy, not too pancakey.. just perfect.

• MARINATED BEEF WITH SOY SAUCE WRAPPED IN PANCAKE •

 

If you are over dumplings and Dim Sum like items by now.. I suggest you try the Shanghai noodles. Not too heavy on the oil and with Black Fungus (Woodear Mushrooms) and Egg, mm just Mmmm.. I can’t say much else.. Cause I want to eat them now.

• SHANGHAI NOODLES WITH BLACK FUNGUS •

 

And because our blog wouldn’t be Iron Gullet without eating something unusual, I present to you Spicy Pork Ears.  Pork ears, I’m guessing is pig ear.. and it tasted like a mix between bacon rind and those little bits of chicken bone you get stuck in your teeth while eating wings.. Give them a go to say you’ve tried, It can’t hurt!

• SPICY PORK EARS •

 

 

Dinesty, a great place to share a meal with friends and not too bad on the wallet either.
We’ll be going back super soon to try some more, hopefully next time the Camphor & Tea Smoked Duck.. MmHmm doesn’t that sound good! :o P

Dinesty Chinese Restaurant
8111 Ackroyd Rd | Lansdowne Station, Richmond

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