Sunday, February 6, 2011

Soup dumplings on at Jin Din Rou

Video link for iPhone

For months, commuters on King Street couldn’t miss the red signage outside Jin Din Rou at King and Kaheka, so when the banners came down, they were ready and waiting.

The restaurant opened its doors for simple lunch service last Thursday, with dumpling and entree combos for $9.99 and $12.99. Dinner service will follow in a couple of weeks, so I’ll wait until the full menu is out to review.

The main thing is the soup dumplings are good, made by chef Hiromasa Yamanaka from Japan, in Taiwan fashion, where he trained for 10 years. These are more compact and taller than their Shanghai counterparts.

I made a video so you can see how they’re made, wrapper and all. Click on the dumpling photo or iPhone link to view.

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