Another Day of Errands and the BEST Dumplings
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After shopping the day before, we were a little disappointed in the lack of western stuff we saw, like cheese! I just was hoping for some good European cheese that we could enjoy with some of our wines. We read online there is a store called City Super in the shopping mall that carries more western foods. We decided to take the MRT and check it out. Ironically, the place recommended as having the best dumplings in Taiwan was located here! Din Tai Fung is the name of the restaurant. We finished our shopping - found our cheeses (yeah) and some other interesting things there and ran across the dumpling house. We were hungry so we decided to put our name in...about 30 minute wait. You fill out your order sheet while waiting and then it is submitted right when you are being seated.
Din Fai Tung is noted for their soup dumplings. There is a whole order to eating them, so much so that they give you sheets when you sit down explaining how to properly consume the dumplings. The sauce mixture which was a little vinegar, soy sauce, and fresh shredded ginger. Dip the dumpling in the mixture, put a little ginger on top, set it in the soup spoon and poke it so the broth comes out and then enjoy! :-)
We ended up eating so much we decided we weren't going to cook dinner that night but it was fine - we would cook dinner on Tuesday night as we just bought stuff for spaghetti so not like it wouldn't keep ok.
Can't wait to go back to Din Tai Fung! I am going to looove grocery shopping now! LOL