Tag Archives: Din Tai Fung

East Meets Eastside: A complete guide to Bellevue Chinese restaurants for the Lunar New Year

For years, Seattleites in the know have traveled across Lake Washington to Bellevue for its better Chinese food. That is changing. But for now, here are some of the best dishes to try in Bellevue.
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The Top Asian Dumplings in the Seattle Area

I've dipped and devoured my fair share of dumplings to present you with my pick of the best of these doughy delights.
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Chinese Food Flooded Our Taste Buds in 2014

A look at developments in the area's Chinese food scene in 2014, plus something to look forward to in 2015.
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For Eater: Where to Eat Chinese Food in Seattle

For Eater Seattle, here are my recommendations of great Vietnamese restaurants in the area.
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Are Din Tai Fung’s Soup Dumplings Worth the Wait?

Please make xiao long bao that leaves me breathless, not brothless.
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10 Steamed and Boiled Dumpling Destinations in Seattle

While I consider all dumplings comfort food, there's something especially soothing about a steamed or boiled dumpling. Maybe it's the softer texture, or maybe it's the lighter feeling that makes me feel like I can eat a ton of them.
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Sexy Feast: Din Tai Fung, Xiao Long Bao, Sucking and Blowing

It’s been nearly two years since Taiwan’s Din Tai Fung opened its second restaurant in the United States, in Bellevue’s Lincoln Square Mall. Locals went crazy, celebrating the arrival of the trademark xiao long bao (soup dumplings). People lined up for hours just to get…
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Why Seattle’s Chinese and Japanese Restaurants Give Me the Blues

I remember the first time I saw a blueberry bagel. “That’s a Christian bagel,” my dad bemoaned, adding, “Or a stale doughnut.” We both believed a bagel should be simple—either plain, seeded, or maybe onion. Me…I’m a sesame man. And I’m a New York Jew,…
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Tennis Champions Play in Seattle (and Pick Their Favorite Foods)

The 2011 Champions Series rolled into town last night. As part of the 12-city tour, the city of Seattle got a rare glimpse of live, professional (or former professional) tennis. Featuring tennis icons like Andre Agassi, Bjorn Borg, and Jimmy Connors (who was playing in…
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My Challenge to Din Tai Fung

Leave me breathless instead of brothless Nearly seven months ago, on April 24, I broke the news that Din Tai Fung was coming to the Seattle area. My prediction came true: “Knowing the food scene here, knowledge of Din Tai Fung’s arrival will be cause…
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