Services & Facilities
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Dongmen
R Tamsui-Xinyi Line Daan Park
Dumplings from Northern China keep out the coldDumplings originated in North China, where the winters are frigid. More recently, shao lung bao arrived from Shanghai. The trick is to take a small bite of the dumpling and suck out the broth -- careful, it's hot! Another favourite dish is the fried dumplings, which Americans call "pot stickers." Kao Chi is crowded in winter, when the weather is icy outside. Kao Chi is a favourite of the Wednesday Night group.
Washington D.C., Distrito de Columbia
Excellent food, reasonably pricedMost people who eat soup dumplings (xiaolongbao) in Taiwan think that Din Tai Fung is the pinnacle--and while DTF does have outstanding dumplings, not many know that Kao Chi was the first restaurant on the scene to make these dumplings famous. Many years later, although the DTF brand has been franchised the world over, Kao Chi is not nearly as well known, but it should definitely not be missed because, apart from its outstanding xiaolongbao, its menu is absolutely vast--and on two recent dining occasions during which we sampled a number of the dishes, they were turned out perfectly. For example, Dong-po pork, perfectly braised and served in steamed bread, was melt-in-your-mouth tender, the sauce neither too sweet nor salty. Their vegetable-fried rice was excellent as were the sauteed rice sticks (niangao) with vegetables and pork. Similar to their pork soup dumplings, the vegetarian dumplings were very flavorful, and a red-cooked bean curd tender and delectable. If you want to eat more than soup dumplings, go to Kao Chi--you'll find the dumplings and so much more. DTF really does not have the array of offerings from its kitchen, and with its fame and fortune their portions have shrunk quite a bit. Not so at Kao Chi.
Cedar City, Utah
Good Food, Decent Prices, No WaitVery good service, good food, and--best of all--no wait! Food's maybe not quite as good as that at Din Tai Fung, but the quick seating counts for a lot. We like DTF, but the wait can be so long that this new discovery is going to be our go-to option. We'll be back!
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Only available breakfast on Lunar New Year DayThe most impressive thing about this restaurant was that it opens in the morning of Lunar New Year Day. This place was the only one opened in the area. The service was quick, attentive and efficient. In term of food, the portion was big, easily feed the whole family. In term of taste, it was average. None of the dim sum dishes was impressive, quite plain. Well, we did not have many choice for breakfast on New Year Day. It was the best available.
Tasty food, good serviceFood was very tasty, easily a Ding Tai Fong rival! We had the vegetable steamed dumplings, corn chowder, turnip puffs - so yummy. Service was excellent; I will be back for sure!
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