When it comes to comfort foods, few compare to the almighty dumpling. And when it comes to dumplings, almost none are as widely revered around the world as the ones you’ll find at Din Tai Fung. Melbourne's Emporium outlet of the insanely popular Taiwanese franchise has remained open for takeaway and home delivery via online partners during the shutdowns, but the Michelin-starred chain is now offering a frozen range of its most popular products on a new online store.
The legendary xiao long bao are available, as well as the glorious shrimp and pork wontons, along with a host of other dumpling varieties, which can be boiled, steamed or deep fried to your liking. Both savoury and sweet buns are also on offer, as are regular and wide noodles, soup broths, fried rice and desserts. You can even purchase Din Tai Fung steamer baskets.
The minimum spend for home delivery is $50, and delivery sits between $10 and $20, but the goods last for up to two months in the freezer so there isn’t any harm in stocking up (not that you probably wouldn’t anyway).