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Din Tai Fung: Taipei Original Still Rises Above the Rest

Visiting the back-to-back branches of Din Tai Fung near Arcadia’s Santa Anita Park always made me wonder, how does the original Taipei location compare to its stateside spin-offs? In an unexpected twist, I finally...
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Week in Pictures: Taiwan

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. From June 23 – 30, 2012, those experiences all took place in the Taiwanese cities of Taipei, Khaosiung and Tainan. Some standout meals...
Japanese Food Los Angeles

Week in Pictures: Dancing Shrimp, Semi Sweet Donuts, Soba + Spices

Every week involves a steady stream of food, drinks and people. Of course not every taste or conversation is post-able, but the range of experiences is usually pretty amazing. Lucky me. Discover highlights from...
Dumplings Los Angeles

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House II: Early Birds Get Xiao Long Bao [CLOSED]

Taipei import Din Tai Fung Dumpling House opened in Arcadia in January 2000 and soon established dominance over other steamed dumpling emporiums in the San Gabriel Valley. Seven years later, news surfaced that Din...
Chinese Restaurant Los Angeles

Din Tai Fung Dumpling House: Jockeying for Soup Dumplings [MOVED]

Bingyi Yang was born in 1927 in Shanxi, China. He moved to Taipei in 1948, worked for many years as an oil salesman, and eventually built an international steamed dumpling empire. Din Tai Fung...