Din Tai Fung is pretty much the global trendsetter for the latest high-end Shanghai craze, and what makes it long lasting is their ever consistent and always delicious food offerings.
You can almost never go wrong with your order. Their xiao long bao (pork dumpling) is globally known and has won many awards, so you cannot go pass it. Also, a lot of my friends like their fried rice with chicken fillet which in itself can serve as a simple lunch meal.
On my last visit, my friend asked me to try their spicy noodle and it was delightful it has just enough hotness to make it exciting yet still gives the other flavour to work towards a distinctive taste.
If you are a food adventurer, try the drunken chicken served cold as a beautiful entre and great opener for your palate. Also try the silken tofu and century egg served with pork floss and soya sauce this dish is as authentic as you can go with its full-on strong flavour, and even made better with high quality tofu and beautifully prepared century eggs that just melt in your mouth.
Please be aware that they have strict booking and seating policy (you will need everyone in your party to arrive before they take you to your seat). Also ask for a basket to put your things to avoid the strong vinegar smell on your belongings.