We went to Ding Tai Fung for its fame in the area. What we tried here was:
- Xiao Long Bao (a.k.a. soup dumpling, very famous item here!)
- Green onion pancake
- Snow peas sprout and black(or Chinese) mushroom
- Spicy wonton
- Pan-fried pork dumpling (look at the picture above)
Green onion pancake was bad – dry and floury. Spicy wonton was not spicy at all – the sauce holding housemade wonton was the mixture of soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, and red chili oil – I can make it at home. #2, 4 are not recommended.
However, we were impressed by Xiao Long Bao (please google it, if you never heard of it) :) and pan-fried pork dumpling because each dumpling has great meaty soup in full flavor. So tasty, next time we visit this place, we are going to order dumplings only. :)
Also, Ding Tai Fung is a nicely renovated clean restaurant (my boyfriend who usually doesn’t like Chinese restaurants really liked the upscale ambiance here, including washroom). We spent $41, without tips. Yes we are going back for more soup dumplings!