With all the talk about xiao long bao aka XLB aka soup dumplings on here these days, no one should be surprised that it won the poll (up there on the top right corner) for where we would go for the next Umamiventure. XLB it is!!! So we're taking a trip to Din Tai Fung restaurant in Arcadia, LA.
Founded in Taipei in 1969, Din Tai Fung is world-renowned for their soup dumplings. With locations all over Asia, the LA outpost is the ONLY one in the U.S.
Yes, it's in the Valley. Yes, it will be worth the drive! (It friggin' better be). While we're out there, we may hit up another legendary eatery or two- let me know if you have any recommendations!
This will be the very first Umamiventure in LA- it's a historic event!! Pencil it in! Please accurately RSVP on the FB Fan Page or comment below so I have an idea of how many people to expect.
Looking forward to seeing everyone!
*Umamiventures are organized monthly, traveling far and wide to find good, cheap grub off the beaten path. Check out all the past Umamiventures here.
**Become a Facebook Fan of UM to stay updated on all future trips!!!
PS: Here's a video I found on LA Eater with commentary by the son of the founder of DTF, now the General Manager of the LA restaurant.