Needless do I to say – when Din Tai Fung arrived in the Bay Area, it was a crazy hit! We didn’t come during the grand opening month.
We visited this place probably sometime last year, my sister-in-law made a reservation for all of us. Thank goodness for the reservation, otherwise would be 2 hours wait. Like most other Din Tai Fung, they have a window outside you can see the XLB making process.
Start off with Cucumber Salad:
We knew what we wanted already, of course the soup dumplings! One thing is the portion here is SMALLER than LA, and more EXPENSIVE than LA. Kind of crazy, but considering they are in Valley Fair … what can I say!?
Pork and Crab Soup Dumplings
Vegetable and Pork Wontons with spicy sauce – I recall this dish was so-so, the sauce was a little too sweet for my liking.
Noodles with sesame sauce – it was okay.
Sauteed Kale with Garlic – this was pretty good, kale was very tender!
Braised Beef Noodle Soup
Pork Fried Noodles – i like this type of thicker noodles.
Shrimp Fried Rice – love this too, rice was stir fried to perfect dryness.
Sesame Bun – probably my favorite bun, it was lightly sweet, creamy and runny!
A good place to try it out if you haven’t yet.