Friday, February 10, 2006

Din Tai Fung - Arcadia

Today, as is our way most Friday afternoons, we had lunch at Din Tai Fung Dumpling House in Arcadia.

It was a sunny, warm, February day in SoCal, with temperatures in the 80's (yay! I'm glad I'm not still living in Ohio!), but it was kind of smoggy.
It was crowded (as usual), but not too crowded. We only had to wait about 15 minutes for a table. The wait is MUCH longer on weekends.

Here we are preparing for the food to arrive! If you've never been to Din Tai Fung (you should go) - you are greeted with little dishes of slivered ginger, to which you add black vinegar (and soy sauce or chili oil as well, if you want). Now you're ready to dip your dumplings!

We ordered the following:

veggie dumplings (sitting for a second in the vinegar dipping sauce)

fish dumplings (my favorite!)

chicken dumplings

juicy pork dumplings (Brian's favorite!)

sauteed green beans (a bit garlic-y and salty - yummy - and VERY fresh!)

There was a lot of carnage on the table as we were nearing the home stretch!

and we finished it off with red bean paste buns for dessert!

Needless to say, we were quite full and satisfied afterwards.

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House
1108 S. Baldwin Avenue
Arcadia, CA 91007