Dumplings Close to Home

Din Tai Fung
It's not your typical dim sum...

It's funny to hear from my friends who go to Taiwan and come back to tell me about this great dumpling house with Xiaolongbao (soup dumplings). I ask if they went to "Din Tai Fung"? The answer is always YES. I tell them they have a Los Angeles location in Arcadia and this one is much closer to home.

Soup dumplings have a bit of soup inside them, so it's best to eat the whole thing vs trying to bit it in half. Be careful tho, when they come out of the steamer, the soup is very hot.

When making them, they place a bit of gelatin inside the dumpling. When heated, this gelatin turns into a liquid, hence the soup inside the filling (pork, seafood, etc.).

Steamed Pork Dumplings (10 pcs)
(soup dumplings)

Shrimp Noodles

Shrimp and Pork Shiomai (10 pcs)

Pork Chop Fried Rice

One of the must haves when dining with me
The pork chop is well cooked and not greasy...

They get really crowded, so plan on waiting. BTW, they have two locations, right next door to each other. Don't ask why, but I prefer the original location.

1108 South Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91006
(626) 574-7068

Soup Dumplings

Photos by Jay Terauchi


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