It’s been over a year since our family has lasted dined at Din Tai Fung at South Coast Plaza. Since we all decided to go vegetarian last summer, we have narrowed down our eating out options to our favorite vegan and vegetarian restaurants. We used to enjoy the soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung. Those soup dumplings are all the rage. You can watch the dumplings being made fresh by their staff though a viewing window. It looks like a clean room with laboratory technicians in their white coats making the dumplings. We used to get so excited when the servers were heading towards our table circular bamboo trays in hand, with the steam rising out. Those little morsels were our favorite… until we gave up meat. Needless to say, we haven’t eaten there since. Until…. we had show to attend recently at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center across the street. Whenever we were in that area, Din Tai Fung was our stop. Hmmm. “What if we had dinner at Din Tai Fung before the show?” We hoped that there would be vegetarian options there, and we were so happy that Din Tai Fung did not disappoint!
We started with the Fried Vegetarian Noodles – tasty!
Vegetarian Dumplings – If you know the scrumptiously soft texture of Din Tai Fung’s fresh-made soup dumplings, then you will find the Vegetarian Dumplings to be just as satisfying!
Vegetarian Steamed Bun – filled with diced mushrooms and other veggies, the Vegetarian Steamed Bun is doughy goodness.
Mango Green Tea with boba – I consider myself a boba connoisseur and quite picky about my boba drinks. Din Tai Fung’s boba is just the right amount of soft and chewy texture and the tea is so refreshing! The perfect beverage to pair with our meal.
Enjoy a #MeatlessMonday at Din Tai Fung! ~MaryAnne
Din Tai Fung – at South Coast Plaza
3333 Bristol Street
Space 2071 Upper Level, near Sears
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM