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!