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700 Bellevue Way #280
Bellevue, WA 98004
Din Tai Fung is touted as one of the best restaurants in the world and they have 2 locations in the Seattle area and a new location in LA. Walking in is very difficult so a reservation is definitely recommended. One of the GCIA Culinary Road Trip groups was able to dine here for lunch and the feedback was nothing but great.
The restaurant is famous for their dumplings. Behind a glass window you can see 16 people continually creating the delicate and flavorful dumplings. Among the group favorites were the Truffle dumplings, Pork & Crab dumplings, Pork dumplings, and Vegetable dumplings. The dumplings are filled with the main ingredients and are sealed tight with a healthy dose of broth on the inside. This kept the dumplings moist and gave them a unique texture and flavor. The group also enjoyed the traditional Pork Buns, Pork Chop Fried Rice, Pork Rice Bun, Shrimp & Pork Wontons, Shrimp & Pork Shao Mai, Sweet & Sour Spareribs and Shrimp & Pork Potstickers. They also offer a variety of vegetable dishes such as Cucumber Salad, Seaweed & Bean Curd, Sautéed String Beans, Sautéed Spinach, Sautéed Bok Choy, and Sautéed Kale; all with garlic.
Din Tai Fung also offers traditional Hot & Sour soup as well as an array of soups and noodle bowls. A group favorite was the Braised Beef Noodle soup and Noodles with Spicy Sauce.