Friday, July 25, 2008

DinTaiFung

Several work colleagues have been raving about the DinTaiFung dumpling house for weeks and I finally organised to go with a few friends.

Lisa got there first and was lovely enough to line up while the rest of got ourselves there. It's super popular and Lisa had to line up for about 30 mins. By the time we got there Lisa was at the front of the queue and we didn't have long to wait - thanks so much Lise!

While we were waiting to get out table, the staff gave us the entire menu on a tiny form so we could order in advance. We also were given a huge menus with pictures on them - very helpful for first timers like me to know what to order!

The queue out the front.


Happy diners inside.


Poring over the menus. Too many choices!


Boys socialise. And Alec pulls a face.


We'll take one of everything!


Lego-tastic!


So much fun it's all a blur!


Pretty pictures in the menu.


Awww.


Nice condiments. Umm ... what are they?


Some vege combination of mushrooms, seaweed and beansprouts.


Directions for newbs on how to eat dumplings without making a fool of yourself. Very helpful!


Packed!


Silken tofu topped with Pork Floss and Century Egg.


Spinach in garlic. Very tasty!


Lesson on how to eat dumplings.


Pork with fried rice.


Pork and prawn dumplings I think.


Pork and shrimp dumplings.


Food shoveling begins! The food comes out ultra fast and we literally shoveled to get it all in while it was hot. It was also very tasty so it was hard to not keep shoving it in! I keep saying shoveling ... hmmm.


Lone vege dumpling for me - filled with mushrooms and green veges. It was a thick, breaded dumpling. I just couldn't eat it all, it was so big!


My vege fried rice. It was my fave dish and was so light and fluffy I could have kept eating it all night.


The inside of the huge vege dumpling.


I have no idea what's in this. Pork perhaps?


My vege version - also filled with more mushroom and green things. Very light and tasty. Even the non-veges liked them.


Extreme close-up!


Roar!


Sweet!


Halo!


Smile!


Being a weirdo. I think I started doing this in Japan. I am so easily influenced by those around me!


More posing.


No idea what Alec is doing here.


Group shot taken by the waiters. Happy diners! The service was amazing btw. Very smily faces and fast service.


Dessert - cookies and cream ice-cream, Asian-style. Interesting! The others laughed at me for being such a "whitey" and ordering this, and it was pretty average to be honest!


Golden taro bread. The bread bit was tasty but the rest was pretty average.


Poor Alec, I couldn't stop taking photos!


Red bean dumplings. The inside was nice but would have been nicer in the bread that the Golden Taros was in.


Black sesame. Not to my taste at all, but very entertaining to watch Lisa try to cut with her chop sticks!




Bev tries to fit Chris' entire hand in her mouth. Good party trick!


Modelling my new coat from the Alannah Hill 50% off sale.


Ohhh watch the little men make dumplings! I felt sorry for these guys being on display for everyone to watch them work.


Busy workers.



Chris loves pink.


I don't know what's going on here.


Or here ...


Yes, posing again.


And again! This time in height order so I don't look like such a giant.


Good men-folk.


Alec touches the scale on the symbolic dragon. Aparently it's sharp!


This is the rest of the "dragon".


Walking down to George St.


On the train coming home - Chris and Bev open their present, and play with the ribbon as they do so. Uber-cute couple.


"Oh hai!"


Bev is detained.


Excited faces opening their gift.


"Pointy!"



Lisa and I and our Tokidoki bags... Do we have a problem?


Home time!



DinTaiFung
Shop 11.04, World Square Shopping Centre,
644 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
TEL: +61 2 9264 6010

2 comments:

TheFragrantElf said...

That was such a fun and TASTY night! Hee, the wait wasn't too bad, was good they had those toasty heaters on and watching the dumpling makers was entertaining.

ROFL, love the photos, especially the ones of us all outside the restaurant!

beverly said...

You took such great pics!

Love Chris "owned" pic.. LMAO