Din Tai Fung Restaurant 鼎泰豐 @ MBS
We don’t always get good shots or good food during/after a photography outing but having good company is usually a certainty! Photographers (hobbyist and professionals) can be quirky and hot tempered but you get to form your own group with choice peeps whenever there’s a walkabout session. In this instance, I had great company although the fireworks at GBTB (From A Distance!) was… Well, to put it mildly, a little disappointing! Seow’s family, Washiyama, Zexsen and I proceeded to MBS for dinner afterwards.
Some food is termed as “comfort food”.
Comfort foods may be consumed to positively pique emotions, to relieve negative psychological effects or to increase positive feelings. The term was first used, according to Webster’s Dictionary, in 1977. – Wikipedia
Traditionally, comfort food is eaten to provide the person eating it a nostalgic or sentimental feeling. Comfort foods frequently contain a high carbohydrate level and a simple preparation (for those cooking it at home). The soothing element most comfort food has, may be definitive to either that particular individual or to a specific culture. Looks like a hi-carb diet is called for this trip after the lo-down. I need carbs! 😉
“Michelin star awarded and ranked as one of the world’s Top Ten Best Restaurants by The New York Times, Din Tai Fung has its roots dating back to Taiwan 40 years ago. This authentic Taiwanese restaurant has been making waves with branches throughout the world, including Singapore, Thailand, Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, and USA”. – from the website of Din Tai Fung
I was not hungry that night even though I only had a ham and cheese sandwich earlier (and that was my first bite in 36 hours). I guess I was tired from lack of sleep and my appetite was affected. It would be unfair to review that night’s meal but having said that, food from Din Tai Fung, is generally good. Of all the XLBs I have tasted, the dough skin from Din Tai Fung still is one of the best even though they weren’t exactly melt-in-your-mouth texture as proclaimed. I did not have to ask what my lovely co-diners thought of their food; as evidence, not a single morsel was left behind, well, except for a small helping of Hot & Sour Soup.
Our bill totalled S$105 thereabout (inclusive of Jasmine Tea) which Seow’s wife paid for with her OCBC card so we could have the freebie Hot & Sour soup. We split the cost and she offered us the S$5 voucher but we declined. What a gem! 😀
Marina Bay Sands
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, Unit #B2-63.
Tel: (+65) 6634 9969
Mon – Fri: 11am – 10pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 10am – 10pm
Last order at 9.30pm
Operating hours vary for each outlet. Reservations are available at selected outlets. Please contact their outlets for more details.
Date visited: 7th September 2014.
Happy eating 🙂