Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Out for Dinner

Out for dinner with friends Guy, Christian, Isaac and Elaine to a new place (to me).  We went to Din Tai Fung Dumpling House.  Guy had visited one of these restaurants in Shanghai several years ago and discovered that there was one in Bellevue.

Behind the large window outside the restaurant you watch the dumplings being made.  Very fun and they work REALLY fast.  But then we sat down and understood why.  We ordered a steamer of 10 juicy Pork Dumplings (pork dumplings sealed with soup inside).  Oh yummy.  Also ordered a round of vegetable & pork dumplings and of chicken dumplings.  We shared some pork buns (not exactly like Hum Bow, but very tasty).  But the absolute highlight of the meal was the sauteed broccoli with garlic and sauteed string beans with garlic.  I cannot explain exactly why they were so fabulous, but they were so fresh, al dente, bright colored and so tasty.  They are sauteed using Soybean oil (we asked the waitress) - just extraordinary.  You could get kids to eat vegetables if they were fixed like this.  And for dessert we had sesame dumplings - wonderfully rich and just a bit sweet.

Oh what a delightful evening and such a tasty meal.  Maybe for someone's upcoming birthday????   Hmmmmmmm.

1 comment:

Caroline said...

Dat ziet er lekker uit. groetjes Caroline