What is not to love about dim sum? We’ve learn to head out to Rosemead and the neighbouring suburbs for great dim sum, however, I still hadn’t tried Din Tai Fung and I was having regrets about that!
I was taking Briony down to see Laguna and Torrance was way more on the way that Rosemead, so Din Tai Fung it was. Little tip: when you’re looking for it, it’s in the mall! That cause a bit of confusion for us. But we made it, that was the main thing. It is huge site! They have a big window where you can see the magic happening. What you don’t get to see in the video is the dirty look I got for coming 😁 I think it’s fair to say, you should expect it these days.
Now I thought we were ordering conservatively, but it turns out I was wrong. But, we survived 😂
Cucumber salad– our waiter recommended this one and it was really good. Super light and refreshing which I think helps you eat more dim sum 😉
Pork xiao long bao– soup dumplings. These are a din tai fun staple for a reason. Nice light actual dumpling (some people go too thick with soup dumplings) and really tasty.
Kimchee & pork dumplings– also really tasty. Little different to a normal dumpling, and it works really well. These may have been my favourite.
Pork bun- this was the weakest dish of the order. A shame because I think a good pork bun is a simple delight. Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t bad. Just not amazing.
Sautéed string beans with garlic – yum. I love green beans! These were perfect.
My one compliant is the portion size, they’re huge! Which seems like a weird thing to complain about, but I wanted to try more and I couldn’t because I was stuffed!
Now the good thing about it being in a mall is that you can “work off” what you eat shopping in Sephora 😁 A must do, stop for any visitor.
And just because, here’s a pic of Laguna where we headed after. Swimming ended up being a no until we got up to Newport because it was too rough- the story of Californian beaches!