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A Taiwanese chef stretching out the dumpling dough.

The Legacy of Din Tai Fung

Mr. Bing-Yi Yang

Our story begins with Mr. Bing-Yi Yang.

Born in China's Shanxi Province in 1927, Mr. Yang immigrated to Taiwan at 20 years old with 20 dollars in his pocket.

A legend is born.

Mr. Yang decided to open his own shop to sell cooking oil and named it Din Tai Fung. Mr. Yang and his wife dedicated half of their shop to making and selling Xiao Long Bao—steamed pork soup dumplings.

Original Din Tai Fung shop
Plate, Sauteed Bok Choy Din Tai Fung staff making dumplings A family style meal featuring soup dumplings.
Xiao Long Bao in spoon

Internationally beloved.

DTF’s Xiao Long Bao became so popular that Mr. Yang phased out his oil business and turned DTF into the full-fledged restaurant that it is today. With a menu boasting far more than just Xiao Long Bao, the brand has won many awards—including the coveted Michelin star at its Hong Kong branch—and has become an internationally beloved brand, offering a taste of Taiwan to the United States, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Europe, and Thailand.

Named one of the top ten gourmet restaurants in the world by The New York Times.

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    locations around the world

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    times awarded one Michelin Star (Hong Kong)

The Art of Xiao Long Bao

A chef adding flour to several dough balls.
Artistry. Craftsmanship.
Xiao Long Bao.
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Soup dumplings in a bamboo basket.

What is a Xiao Long Bao?

Xiao Long Bao means “little dumpling in a basket.” These broth-filled dumplings, from the Jiangnan region of China, are steamed in a bamboo basket.

Chef holding Xiao Long Bao Chef making Xiao Long Bao dough Soup dumplings ready to be steamed.
Soup dumplings in a bamboo basket.
Eating Xiao Long Bao the traditional way.
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Our Values

The Din Tai Fung way.

Our values are an integral part of our culture and who we are—and we believe they define the DTF experience for our guests.

A waiter smiling and holding a bamboo basket of Xiao Long Baos.
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    Making relationships a top priority—both with our guests and behind the scenes.

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    Approaching each other with humility, respect, and openness to new ideas.

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    Building trust through honesty, fairness, and accountability for our actions.

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    Always seeking knowledge and new ways to grow.

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    Consistently aiming to provide the highest quality of food and service.


Dumpling dream still poster.

Dumpling Dream

Din Tai Fung helped 88rising celebrate the historic release of Marvel Studios' Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings and its iconic soundtrack produced by 88rising.