Three of Jonathan Gold's favorite soup dumplings in the L.A. area

Jonathan Gold's favorite soup dumplings in the L.A. area are xiao long bao, sheng jian bao and tortellini in brodo 'al contrario.'
Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • May 29, 2015
What? There are soup dumplings outside the Republic of Georgia? I could scarcely believe it myself. Xiao long bao Wang Xing Ji is the first American branch of the most popular dumpling house in Wuxi, a lakeside city about 45 minutes outside of...
The full article can be read on the Los Angeles Times website.

Related Articles

Review: Mian restaurant has noodles like no one else in the San Gabriel Valley

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • March 18, 2016
You know zhajiangmian. It’s that dish of springy wheat noodles, often hand-pulled, tossed with bean sauce, ground pork and usually some other stuff, that you may have tasted in Chinese noodle shops like Malan Noodles in Hacienda Heights and China...

At Din Tai Fung, the Waiting is the Hardest Part

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • September 3, 2014
It was 7:30 on a Saturday night. I was in a line of people that stretched from Sears to the Carousel Court–spanning an entire wing of South Coast Plaza. From one end to the other, it would be a two-and-a-half-hour wait. But this was only half of...

Jonathan Gold: Alhambra's Shi Hai is best at its simplest

Jonathan Gold • Los Angeles Times • September 19, 2014
If you are looking for a clue to Shi Hai, the new Hong Kong-style seafood restaurant in Alhambra, you might find it in the cold cucumber appetizer, a dish that appears at both dim sum breakfast and at dinner. If this is your first time at the...

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

Edwin Goei • OC Weekly • November 16, 2017
Ah, the xiao long bao. Shanghainese in origin, these diminutive dumplings begin life as balls of raw, minced pork embedded with bits of aspic. The pork morsels are then carefully wrapped around flattened rounds of dough, their tops pleated into...

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...