Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Taro Dumplings

Taro Dumplings
Din Tai Fung

The 2010 census shows that Washington state's Asian population has grown by 49.2% in the last decade, with gains distributed unevenly. Statewide, Asians make up 7.6% of the population; in Seattle, 13.8%; and in Bellevue, the upstart tech town just across Lake Washington, the population is 27.6% Asian.

Which might explain why famed Hong Kong dumpling purveyors Din Tai Fung would choose to locate their "Seattle" branch in Bellevue. Although DTF is best known for broth-filled soup dumplings, the white-clad prestidigitators in the glass-walled kitchen also make a range of desserts. Their taro dumplings are succulent rosettes of steamed dough filled with a fluffy, barely sweet, and pale purple paste made from the exotic tuber.
700 Bellevue Way NE #280
Bellevue, WA

1 comment:

timea said...

Do you know where to buy taro paste? Could not find it anywhere in the international district. There is plenty of canned bean paste, but no taro. I love the taro buns and moon cakes. Never had the dumpligs though!