Taipei City – 京鼎小館 Jing Ding Steamed Dumplings

Value for money: 8/10
Cleanliness: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Quality of food: 9/10
Overall: 9/10

What we ordered:
烏龍茶小籠包 wū lóng chá xiǎo lóng bāo 
Oolong Tea steamed dumplings
$220
 
 
肉絲蛋炒飯 ròu sī dàn chǎo fàn 
Pork and egg fried rice
$110
炒高麗菜 chǎo gāo lí cài 
Stir-fried cabbage
$140
 
 
蝦仁燒賣 xiā rén shāo mài 
Shrimp Shaomai
$280
 
 
棗泥小包 zǎo ní xiǎo bāo 
Date steamed dumplings
$190
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烏龍茶小籠包 wū lóng chá xiǎo lóng bāo 
Oolong Tea steamed dumplings
$220
I have yet to see this on any other menu – if you know a place, please tell me!!!
They are awesome
The green skin is slightly thicker than that of DinTaiFeng, but still much better than others I have had!
Once split open, the juice is green, too! The juice isn’t a strong oolong flavour, but you definitely know it is oolong tea – perfect.
The pork is soft and succulent, and it ticks every box in anyones book!
肉絲蛋炒飯 ròu sī dàn chǎo fàn 
Pork and egg fried rice
$110
What a strikingly yellow colour! I can tell you right now, that if you use organic free-range eggs from well looked after hens, that this is the colour you will get. The egg flavour actually comes through and smacks you in the mouth, the pork is plentiful and deliciously chewy, and the scallions mixed in give it a crunch of flavour – 10/10 fried rice in my book!
炒高麗菜 chǎo gāo lí cài 
Stir-fried cabbage
$140
Too expensive for a plate of stir-fried cabbage, I feel. It is clearly well sourced and packing bags of fresh flavour.
I do love eggplants done like this. The skin is manages to maintain the shape whilst the flesh inside just melts away into silky smoothness. Smothered in garlic and thick soy sauce, this is a winner, too!
蝦仁燒賣 xiā rén shāo mài 
Shrimp Shaomai
$280
What a sight to behold!
Delicious at every bite, but a bit too expensive for what they are, I feel. The skin on these is thicker than that of the oolong tea steamed dumplings, too.
棗泥小包 zǎo ní xiǎo bāo 
Date steamed dumplings
$190
The big reveal…
Beautiful and delicately wrapped steamed desserts – 10 of them!
Bursting with mashed dates, there is a smoky flavour that isn’t too sweet, backed up by a richness that just makes these so moreish.
Don’t forget your tea!
A beautiful oolong tea to wash it all down with, refilled when you leave the top of the teapot open – top!

Opening Times: 
Monday – Friday
10:30 – 14:00 and 17:00 – 21:00

Saturday and Sunday
09:30 – 14:30 and 17:00 – 21:00

Tel:
02 2546 7711

台北市松山區敦化北路155巷13號

No. 13, Lane 155, DunHua North Road, SongShan District, Taipei City

Happy Eating!

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