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Din Tai Fung Breakfast: Pan Fried & Steamed Buns With Soya Milk

Din Tai Fung, the internationally acclaimed Taiwanese restaurant announces the expansion of its footprint with a brand-new location in Novena. This venue offers the brand’s classic favourites alongside an exclusive array of mouth-watering Din Tai Fung breakfast items, catering perfectly to the diverse tastes of the local community.

Designed to cater to the dynamic lifestyle of the working crowd in the Novena business district, the new Din Tai Fung restaurant offers an exciting lineup of innovative dishes available all day, along with earlier operating hours for those seeking takeaway breakfast options on the go. Strategically located to serve weekday office workers as well as nearby medical professionals and patients, the new Din Tai Fung offers seating for up to 60 guests, accommodating both lunch and dinner diners. The restaurant promises quick, reliable, and delicious meals, aiming to be a culinary hub for all who seek quality dining experiences.

Making a first for the brand, Din Tai Fung is also introducing an exclusive breakfast menu at this location, featuring their all new Pan Fried Buns and timeless Steamed Buns. Additionally, a special Breakfast Bundle will be available exclusively for takeaway, providing a convenient and delicious option for those on the go.

Din Tai Fung Breakfast – [NEW] Pan Fried Buns

Din Tai Fung’s exclusive breakfast menu offers four distinctive pan fried buns to satisfy every palate, perfect for starting your day. The crispy and flavourful Pan Fried Buns are seared until their bottoms turn a golden brown, while the tops are steamed to maintain a soft, fluffy texture. Pioneered by Din Tai Fung Singapore, these buns feature a soft, velvety exterior that contrasts with a crispy, golden-brown underside, epitomising the iconic pan fried buns.

Pan Fried Pork Buns 鲜肉生煎包 $8.90 / $3.20 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

Generously filled with aromatic and juicy fresh pork, the Pan Fried Pork Buns 鲜肉生煎包are infused with fragrant sesame oil, creating a rich and flavourful soup inside. The minced pork offers a perfect balance of tenderness and chewiness, making each bite deeply fulfilling. As the savoury juices are released during cooking, they enhance the overall flavour, making these buns a perfect option for a hearty and satisfying breakfast.

Pan Fried Chilli Crab and Pork Buns 辣蟹鲜肉生煎包 $10.90 / $3.90 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

Indulge in Pan Fried Chilli Crab and Pork Buns 辣蟹鲜肉生煎包, featuring a harmonious blend of freshly made crab and succulent pork filling. Infused with Southeast Asian flavours, these buns offer a perfect balance of spice and subtle sweetness, making it a standout choice for breakfast. The plump, tender crab meat and succulent pork offer a resilient chewiness and satisfying fullness. Diners can look forward to tasting the distinctive flair of the familiar local chilli crab, complemented by a hint of spiciness, sweetness, and fragrant sesame oil.

Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Buns 虾仁鲜肉生煎包 $9.90 / $3.50 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

Another must-try is the Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Buns 虾仁鲜肉生煎包, featuring succulent shrimp paired with freshly ground pork. This combination creates a delightful mix of textures and flavours, with a subtle umami sweetness and tender bite to the filling. Infused with fragrant sesame oil, the filling bursts with a rich, flavourful broth that is guaranteed to leave you craving for more.

Pan Fried Cabbage and Pork Buns 白菜鲜肉生煎包 $ 8.90 / $3.20 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

For those looking to incorporate some vegetables into their meal, the Pan Fried Cabbage and Pork Buns 白菜鲜肉生煎包 are a delicious option. Filled with a mixture of tender pork and finely shredded fresh napa cabbage, they offer succulent juiciness. The cabbage adds a layer of crunch and a subtle sweetness, perfectly complementing the rich, savoury flavour of the pork.

Din Tai Fung Breakfast – [NEW] Steamed Buns

Presenting Din Tai Fung’s latest assortment of sweet buns, each offering a distinct flavour experience: Steamed Butter Buns, Steamed Chocolate Buns, and Steamed Purple Sweet Potato Buns. Handcrafted with lao mian 老面 (traditional sourdough), a pivotal component lending to the cloud-like softness of the bun’s exterior. Bite in to discover a tender yet resilient texture that reveals a decadent filling, striking a balance between sweetness and gratification.

Steamed Chocolate Buns 溏心巧克力包 $7.80 / $2.80 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

Calling all chocolate enthusiasts, the Steamed Chocolate Buns 溏心巧克力包 present an enticing choice, brimming with molten chocolate that will undoubtedly appease all sweet tooths. Consider the captivating aroma of rich, velvety chocolate wafting through the air as you sink your teeth into the warm, pillowy bun. A must-try for aficionados of chocolate, these buns provide both indulgence and contentment.

Steamed Purple Sweet Potato Buns 紫薯包 $6.90 / $2.50 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

Those looking for a delightful treat filled with the goodness of sweet and nutritious purple sweet potato can look forward to trying the Steamed Sweet Purple Potato Buns 紫薯包. These buns offer a healthier dessert option with a light and sweet flavour that will not overwhelm your taste buds. Picture biting into a soft, fluffy bun, perfectly complementing the rich fragrance and earthy sweetness of the sweet potato filling.

Steamed Butter Buns 牛油包 $7.80 / $2.80 (3 pcs / 1 pc)

For a more traditional option, step back in time with the Steamed Butter Buns 牛油包, reminiscent of the classic flavours of traditional toast with sugar and butter. These buns feature a soft and lustrous golden-hued filling that is simply irresistible and perfect for all ages. Experience the decadent aroma of butter, complemented by the granular texture of crushed rock sugar, enhancing each bite with a delightful combination of sensory richness and sweetness.

Steamed Lava Chocolate Cake Xiao Long Bao 蛋糕巧克力小笼包 $16.90 / $10.90 (10 pcs / 6 pcs)

A true masterpiece of flavour and texture, the Steamed Lava Chocolate Cake Xiao Long Bao 蛋糕巧克力小笼包 is an irresistible combination that is sure to tantalise your taste buds. Imagine a chocolate cake ganache wrapped in a soft, resilient outer layer, followed by a luscious explosion of molten chocolate filling. A definite dessert adventure that is sweet, gooey, and utterly delightful from start to finish.


Among the beverage highlights from the breakfast selection is the Fresh Soya Milk 鲜豆浆, available hot or cold. Made from 100% non-GMO soybeans, this beverage is packed with protein and essential nutrients to fuel your day. For a soothing and health-boosting experience, be sure to try their Brewed Barley Drink 薏米水, served hot or cold. Brewed to perfection with pearl barley and their special Din Tai Fung signature concentration ratio, this drink boasts a nutty flavour profile and is known for its numerous health benefits, including improved digestion and hydration. Its unique viscosity sets it apart from other barley drinks, offering a rich and satisfying texture that enhances the nutty essence of the barley.

Bao-tiful Breakfast Bundles

On weekdays, indulge in Din Tai Fung’s breakfast bundle available from 8am to 11am and on the weekends enjoy from 10am to 11am. Prices are subject to GST.

Set A – $8.90: Choice of steamed buns (2pcs) and Choice of hot / cold beverage (fresh soya milk / brewed barley)

Set B – $9.90: Choice of pan fried buns (2pcs) and Choice of hot / cold beverage (fresh soya milk / brewed barley)

Set C – $9.50: Choice of steamed bun (1pc), pan fried bun (1pc) and Choice of hot / cold beverage (fresh soya milk / brewed barley)

Top-ups: Steamed Custard Bun (+$1), Steamed Chilli Crab and Pork Bun (+$1), Pan Fried Chilli Crab and Pork Bun (+$1), Pan Fried Shrimp and Pork Bun (+$0.80)

The new Din Tai Fung restaurant is located at 238 Thomson Rd, #01-05 Novena Square, Singapore 307683. Opening hours are from Monday to Thursday (8am – 9pm), Friday (8am – 9.30pm) and Saturday to Sunday (10am – 9.30pm). Note that last orders are available 30 minutes before closing. For more information, visit

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