Thursday, August 28, 2014

Dollars to Dumplings

Warm up with a steaming basket of soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung

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Seattle runs it when it comes to most Asian food. The best pho in the countryslamming teriyaki, and spectacular sushi all have a home here.

But Chinese? That's where we fall short.

Or used to, because Din Tai Fung just hit Seattle.

The Taiwanese restaurant empire has just a few locations in the States (including one in Bellevue), each one jam-packed with people who can't get enough of DTF's amazingly juicy pork dumplings.

These savory delights are incredibly addictive, and for good reason: chefs are trained for two years just to make these dumplings. A glass-walled dumpling station near the entrance lets you watch the kitchen churn them out.

The rest of the menu is banging as well, including Shanghai rice cakes and sauteed green beans.

Now you don't have to go to the Eastside to get a taste of the Far East.

Use the money you save on the bridge toll for another order of dumplings.

Din Tai Fung www.dintaifungusa.com
2621 NE 46th St, University District
(206) 525-0958
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Price: 2 (out of 4)
Noise: 2 (out of 4)
Best bets: Juicy dumplings; Shanghai rice cake with pork; spicy wontons
Nearby: Frank's Oyster House; Liam's; Lucid

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