Din Tai Fung is Now Open at SM North EDSA

North foodies are in for a treat as Din Tai Fung finally opens in SM North EDSA!

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Din Tai Fung SM North EDSA serves all of the brand’s globally renowned dishes, including its award-winning xiaolongbao, which is handmade fresh daily by specially trained xiaolongbao kitchen masters called shifus. A display window features prominently at the shop, giving diners a chance to observe its shifus at work. Each Shifu churns out about 20 perfect soup dumplings per minute using techniques that have been passed down and honed through generations.

The new shop’s quality of service is equally remarkable. Following in the footsteps of earlier DTF restaurants in the Philippines (SM Megamall, Rockwell, BGC, Greenbelt, and SM MOA) and consistent with DTF shops around the world, DTF SMNE pays close attention to every detail of the diner’s journey. The shop abides by a meticulous “Happy OC” procedure as it brings diners the DTF experience, from the way guests are greeted to the way food is prepared and served—most notably in serving xiaolongbao, which is rolled, cut, and weighed to a specific number of grams before they are filled, wrapped, and pleated with 18 to 21 folds. The team behind DTF Philippines, along with Moment Co-Founder and Managing Partner Eliza Antonino, trained under DTF president Warren Yang himself for six months at DTF’s global headquarters in Taiwan.

Founded originally as a cooking oil shop in 1958 in Taiwan, Din Tai Fung re-opened in the ‘70s as a restaurant specializing in xiaolongbao. These warm and delicate soup dumplings soon grew a devoted following, prompting the Taiwanese shop’s transition into a full-service establishment and later on, a global dining phenomenon.

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Din Tai Fung is the world’s most widely recognized xiaolongbao brand, with 179 shops across 13 countries and numerous accolades under its belt, including a Michelin star. Its maiden shop along Xinyi Road in Taipei was named one of the top ten restaurants in the world by The New York Times, and the number one restaurant in Asia by The Daily Meal. Its xiaolongbao have been called “The World’s Greatest Dumplings” by Forbes Magazine, and described as “small miracles” by Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic Jonathan Gold.