Restaurant: Din Tai Fung
Location: 1108 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia,California 91007. (626)574-7068
Date: December 8, 2011 & February 28, 2012
Cuisine: Chinese Dumpling House
Rating: Amazing Taipei spinoff
I love dimsum so much I was willing to drive 45 minutes out into the wilds of Arcadia to try this place. And it was well worth the journey. The “juicy pork dumplings” alone were worth the price of admission.
Din Tai Fung is so popular we had to wait 30 minutes on a random thursday at 1pm. But they are nothing if not organized. The staff all wear secret service ear pieces and our order was taken before we even sat.
“Shrimp and Pork Wonton with Spicy Sauce.” This was absolutely delicious. The dumpling could have been almost anything as the sauce made it more about texture than flavor, but they would have been good plain too.
“Noodle with mince pork sauce.” This was yummy too, although I have had better of this dish — in Xian China.
Overall, Din Tai Fun was awesome. I’m so hungry just writing up this post and I want to go back right away. I don’t want to drive the better part of an hour just this second, but I want the “juicy pork dumplings.” It’s also a good deal. Four of us completely polished off the above. And yeah we pigged out. And it cost like $65!