Thanks to my dear friend and ex colleague I discovered the yumminess of this restaurant, and ever since that fateful day, I kept coming back for more. Not as often as I would like to, though. But while my friend from Yogya and her hubby was here for a short visit, we all agreed to dine here.
Din Tai Fung is a Taiwanese chain restaurant, and considering their food culture, in which pork and seafood are two of the most common ingredients, it’s rather difficult to make Levitically correct choices in this place. But it’s not impossible.
Our choice of menu that night was Tahu 3 Jamur (tofu with three kinds of mushrooms), garlic broccoli, veggies and chicken dumplings and kung pao chicken. We had warm chinese tea for drinks, and my friend’s hubby also ordered an Ogura Smoothie. I don’t really know how to compliment the food without sounding as if I was overdoing it… but I must say I was sooo satisfied with the food. As I said before, this was not the first time for me to dine there, and the reason I came back was of course because the food is so good.
The tofu is really soft and tasty. For those tofu lovers out there, you must give this tofu dish a chance. It does not deserve to be rejected. The dumpling was also delicious. I would usually go for Hakau dumpling but since I don’t consume prawns (or shellfish) anymore we opted for a veggies and chicken dumpling. As for the broccoli, it’s one of my favourite vegetable, and having it stir-fried with garlic (another favourite of mine) was just a perfect combo. The Kung Pao chicken was also really tasty and absolutely tender. LOVED it.
So as you can see, based on the ingredients only, it’s not impossible to find “Levitically correct dishes” in a Taiwanese restaurant. However, unless you really get into the kitchen and ensure they don’t mix the broth from shrimps with everything else, you can’t really be sure. My recommendation is, if you really want to be strict, avoid this place.