Din Tai Fung

Fans happily endure long waits to satisfy their craving for Xiao Long Bao, juicy pork dumplings, hand-pleated with care. Bowls of noodles, rice, and stacks of bamboo steamers crowd tables as diners blend their own aromatic dipping sauce from rich soy, black vinegar, and shreds of fresh ginger.

South Coast Plaza, 3333 Bristol St.

714-549-3388

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See why Din Tai Fung was also listed as a Dumpling Destination.