The Dumpling House: Personal Challenge, Day 93 (12.18.12)
With the chilly temps, I have been craving my comfort foods. So after therapy, I decided to head into Arcadia to one of my favorite dumpling restaurants, Din Tai Fung. But as I was driving south on Baldwin, I realized there were several other dumpling houses that I have not yet tried. So of course I decided to stop and try something new.
I stopped at The Dumpling House. I was going to just order take-out but there was no one else in the restaurant. The guy working seemed lonely so I thought I would stay and keep him company.
I ordered the Steamed Dumplings (they only have pork) and the Wonton soup. First of all, a dumpling house is not a place for a single person. There are no “one serving” options. So if you go alone, expect to take home a lot of leftovers. The soup was way too much for just me. It was good but I will be eating it for days. Also, the dumplings order comes with ten dumplings. Again, way too much for just one person. Go in a group.
Overall, it wasn’t bad but Din Tai Fung is a lot better. The dumplings were a little too doughy. But there were many other options on the menu. Perhaps it would be worth going back to try something else.