Shanghai Taste: Authentic xiao long bao in Las Vegas

The colorful Xiao Long Bao

Over the last decade, I have been lucky enough to have traveled to China many times. On these trips, I have experienced new flavors and foods including authentic xiao long bao. Unfortunately, traveling internationally is all but impossible these days. This means if I want to taste the flavors and foods from my travels, I have to search for them closer to home. If you are looking for Asian food in Las Vegas, you go to one place: Chinatown. Though …

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Original Din Tai Fung location on Xinyi Road in Taipei, Taiwan

Busy workers making thousands of dumplings a day, Din Tai Fung, Taipei, Taiwan

I have an obsession with Din Tai Fung. Visiting the original location of Din Tai Fung was at the top of my list of must do things in Taipei. Founded in 1972, the dim sum restaurant today has branches in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and eleven other countries including the United States, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, China, Malaysia, and Thailand. The restaurant has become an international phenomenon for their Taiwanese soup dumplings known as xiao long bao. Many claim that …

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Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant in Singapore

Food comes out as it is ready. If you are wondering, this wasn't even all of it.

Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant is a well-known late-night restaurant in Singapore popular with locals and tourists for its affordable dim sum. The restaurant, located not far from my hotel, was recommended to me over and over by Uber drivers, fellow hotel guests, and random people walking down the street. For over 50 years, Swee Choon Tim Sum Restaurant has served fresh and delicious dim sum, whether steamed, fried, or baked. Since opening its first location in 1962, the restaurant …

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