Friday, June 4, 2010

A Little Piece of Taiwan

After the farmer's market, we headed east, way east to Arcadia, for some xiao long bao (soup dumplings) at Din Tai Fung.  Din Tai Fung ("DTF") has long been one of my favorite restaurant in Taipei, Taiwan; during our week-long trip to Taiwan last October, we went to Din Tai Fung three times, which is saying a lot since there is so much wonderful (and fancier!) food in Taiwan.  Din Tai Fung is known for its soup dumplings: small, thin-skinned pork or pork / crab dumplings that release a lot of juice when steamed.  We ordered our usual: a small appetizer of tofu and seaweed, 1 steamer of crab / pork soup dumplings, 2 steamers of pork soup dumplings, 2 chicken soups, 1 spicy wonton, and 1 steamer of vegetable dumplings.  While everything is slightly better at the Taipei original, the DTF here is a worthy successor.  DTF still makes the best soup dumplings in Los Angeles (and New York).
You order yourself
Crab XLB
Clear chicken soup
Spicy wontons
Vegetable dumplings
Dessert: lychee, pineapple, peanut butter cup topped with mochi and sliced almonds at Yogurtland
Din Tai Fung
1108 South Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA  91007
(626) 574-7068
 Taipei 101

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