>After so many trips to DTF, we actually were beginning to think that the little soup dumplings were a myth — until today. We got there so early, that we had to stand in line to wait for them to open. I put in the order for the little soup dumplings and lo and behold, they didn’t tell me that they had ran out! YAY!!! When they arrived, there were about 20 to a basket and served with a bowl of soup with chiffonade egg strips on the side. They were really quite tasty, but go with more friends, otherwise you end up having to eat a lot of them and you won’t have room for the xiao long baos!!
Din Tai Fung, 1108 S Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA. Tel: 626-574-7068
>Soup dumplings are different than xiao long bao?
>yeah these are teenie little dumplings called ‘small soup dumplings’ or something like that. on the check list you’ll see it is only available on weekends. they’re about 1/2 to 1/3 of the size of the regular XLB and has a different filling — pork and something. They serve it with a soup on the side which you can scoop some onto your dumplings before you eat them if you wish. some people like to eat them that way and others just use the vinegar and ginger concoction.