Can someone please explain to me why Din Tai Fung is so popular? I went there recently for the first time and the dumplings (xiao lung bao) weren't even that great. Plus, the long wait and ultra high prices didn't help.
I'm sticking to Dragon Mark. I highly recommend to anyone who hasn't tried it:
301 W Valley Blvd Ste 110
San Gabriel, CA 91776
The dumplings are bursting with broth/juices and the meat tender. The decor is very plain but the food and the prices are just right. :)