It’s no doubt that DTF’s xiao long bao (小笼包) remains very popular after 17 years’ existence in Singapore.

Each soup dumpling has 18 folds, no more, no less. So the consistency in the skin texture is there. The skin can be slightly thick at times, making it a little chewy. But if handled properly, it wouldn’t break at all and the precious gelatinous, collagen-rich soup can be savoured in one mouthful. It’d be nice if there could be a bit more salt or seasoning into the soup to give it a more well-rounded flavour.

Every dumpling is filled with chunky pieces of pork (there’s a chicken version available too, yuck). You can’t go wrong with it when you’re here as you’d know. Always a must order item regardless.