Din Tai Fung

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Review: Where to find the best margaritas to-go in Orange County

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • January 14, 2021

Register/SCNG) Din Tai Fung A Taiwanese dumpling restaurant at the mall might not be the first place that springs to mind when talking about margaritas, but this yuzu version made with Patron and Grand Marnier is outrageously delicious. The Asian citrus

tastes like a lime crossed with grapefruit, which is tempered here with a swirl of honey. Sold in 8-ounce bottles, $19.50. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-549-3388, dintaifungusa.com Yuzu margarita to-go from Din Tai Fung in Costa

JA Jiaozi in Irvine Stands Up to Inevitable Comparisons to Din Tai Fung

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • July 19, 2018

Photo by @ocwmktgdirector It’s hard to talk about JA Jiaozi without comparing it to Din Tai Fung. Outwardly, there are obvious similarities. Both give you a paper checklist onto which you scribble your order. Both focus on handmade dumplings, which

. But it’s when you get into the gritty details that the differences float to the surface. First, Din Tai Fung only shows you part of the process. At JA Jiaozi, the dumpling makers you see are also the dumpling cooks. Once formed, the jiaozis are taken

Top 10 Chinese restaurants: OC’s Best Places to Eat 2020

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 11, 2020

Register/SCNG) 2. Din Tai Fung Although it was founded in Taiwan in the 1950s, Californians have long considered this chain to be one of our own, and the location at South Coast Plaza is easily one of the brand’s swankiest outposts. People can’t get enough

of DTF’s Shanghai-style soup dumplings called xiao long bao. The shumai dumplings are outstanding, too, as is the chicken noodle soup. South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St., Costa Mesa, 714-549-3388, dintaifungusa.com Pork xiao long bao at Din Tai Fung

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Review: 20 great Orange County options for Chinese takeout and delivery

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • May 14, 2020

We won’t be queuing up like sardines to squeeze into Din Tai Fung again anytime soon. But we can still eat great dumplings. And dandan. And barbecue duck. While a few of Orange County’s top Chinese restaurants have closed temporarily (Fu Wing Low in

. Delivery: No. 5406 Walnut Ave., Irvine, 949-651-8886 Cumin lamb at Chong Qing Mei Wei Szechuan in Irvine (Photo by Brad A. Johnson, Orange County Register/SCNG) Din Tai Fung Possibly the most famous dumplings in California. Takeout: Yes. Delivery: Doordash

Irvine’s Paper Lantern Dumpling House Takes on Xiao Long Bao Champ Din Tai Fung

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • November 16, 2017

at the Marketplace in Irvine. This is, of course, all thanks to the unstoppable force called Din Tai Fung, the Taiwanese restaurant chain that made xiao long bao a household name. When it opened three years ago with seven-hour-long lines at South

Coast Plaza, it changed everything. In crossing over from the Chinese enclave of Arcadia (where it held court for years) to mainstream malls, Din Tai Fung not only introduced the xiao long bao into our culinary lexicon, but it also opened up a whole new

Review: Mayflower Express impresses with quick-serve dim sum

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • January 2, 2020

Whenever anybody in Southern California eats xiao long bao, our first instinct is to mentally compare the Shanghai-style soup dumplings that we’re currently eating with the more famous ones at Din Tai Fung. Are these as delicate? Are they as juicy

? Are they hot enough? All very important questions.  And at the new Mayflower Express in Anaheim, the answers are yes, yes and yes. In fact, these are probably even juicier than Din Tai Fung’s — and certainly a lot cheaper.  The entire restaurant is

L.A. Restaurants That Have Closed Amid the Pandemic, by Neighborhood

Los Angeles magazine • Los Angeles Magazine • August 7, 2020

online cookbook. San Gabriel Valley Din Tai Fung – ArcadiaThe global dumpling chain’s first location in the U.S was this one, opened 20 years ago in Arcadia. Though the SGV outpost is shuttered, all other locations remain open for now. Torrance  Alpine

2. Tofu Puffs and Glass Noodle Soup at Din Tai Fung

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • October 22, 2015

of the trade on how to eat at Din Tai Fung South Coast Plaza. You know that opting for a seat at the bar instead of an actual table will save you about an hour's wait. You know that the correct ratio of vinegar to soy sauce for a proper slurry with

everything else you could have at Din Tai Fung, the tofu puffs and glass noodle soup is actually quite plain. Heck, some might say it's downright bland. ] It's got exactly four components: chicken broth, fried tofu puffs, tofu-skin-wrapped pork, and those

Review: Ghost kitchens are everywhere, but are they good?

Brad A. Johnson • Orange County Register • October 28, 2020

necessarily better than the places I typically drive to for takeout. Meanwhile, the xiao long bao were fine. They’re not going to challenge Din Tai Fung, but they’re also not awful. The wrappers are thick and somewhat chewy, but this actually keeps them from

Popping Blood Orange Boba Martini at Din Tai Fung, Our Drink of The Week

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • February 26, 2016

There are currently four Din Tai Fungs in California. Only two have liquor licenses. One of them is the Din Tai Fung at South Coast Plaza, which also happens to be the only Din Tai Fung in Orange County. Apart from the option of having something

alcoholic as a chaser to your juicy pork dumplings, the liquor license means that South Coast Plaza’s Din Tai Fung actually has a bar. And this is good because the bar is like the Single Rider line at Space Mountain. When the wait for a table goes north of