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FEATURE: Din Tai Fung joins MOFA food tour


For an acclaimed restaurant, Ding Tai Fung's menu is simple with steamed dumplings, sweet buns, chicken soup, chicken marinated in Chinese wine, fried rice and vegetables.

A standard portion of 10 steamed dumplings costs NT$180 (US$5.60).

"The taste is basically the same as the early days, only slightly lighter to meet customers' needs," said Yang Chi-hua.

He has introduced a computer to ensure the dumplings are steamed to perfection, and to minimize serving errors, he said.

But one thing remains unchanged -- Din Tai Fung never advertises.

"We have relied on word of mouth to bring in customers and we plan to stick to that," Yang said.

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