The best place for dumplings in Shanghai? A friend and long-term Shanghai resident  recommends the Xintiandi branch of Din Tai Fung, a chi-chi Taiwanese chain, offers the city’s best place for yum cha.

” The dumplings, noodles, steamed buns and simple vegetable dishes are impeccable, as is the highly-trained service. You pay for the luxury of all of this, of course. Order a basket of DTF’s excellent xiaolongbao (always exactly 18) whose delicate folds of translucent skin are remarkable…”.

Founded in 1972 the Din Tai Fung group has gone from strength to strength – their Hong Kong branch earned a Michelin star in 2010! This fashionable outlet  in Xintiandi also gets the ‘Critics Choice’ from dedicated chow-downers Time Out Shanghai, so who are we to argue?

Din Tai Fung
Xintiandi, South Block Plaza, 2/F, Lane 123 Xingye L
Tel: + 86 385 8378

Book ahead at busy times, such as lunchtime on weekends.