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Postcards from Travel Near and Far by Jia-Rui

91007, Arcadia


Juicy pork dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Juicy pork dumplings at Din Tai Fung

Dear ——–,

In a building I thought was a sleek medical spa, we visited the new branch of Din Tai Fung. The wait for the original location was 30 minutes, so we literally walked around the block to try our luck at the new one. I was worried about what Tami would eat since she keeps kosher. How can you go to Din Tai Fung without feasting on juicy pork dumplings? I thought the worst when Tami ordered the fish dumplings, but the meat was stuffed with so much garlic and ginger that they didn’t taste fishy at all. As I was gobbling dumplings, it occurred to me that we were eating delicacies usually served at Chinese New Year. This was totally appropriate. Tami needs to get started on a new chapter of her life. I am about to start a new job in a new field. Nothing like dumplings to settle the stomach and fortify you for the road ahead.


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I'm a journalist based in Los Angeles who has always said that writing postcards for a living would be a dream job. The posts -- short enough to fit on an actual postcard -- chronicle recent travels near and far. I could blab on about being inspired by epistolary novels, the short poems of Emily Dickinson, and the New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" pieces, but I'll just say that I'm aiming to give you a sense of flavor of a place without boring you to death. Wish you were here!

3 thoughts on “91007, Arcadia

  1. And boy did I leave full…

    Nice entry Jia-Rui! I like the reference to a new beginning. And don’t forget, I thought the chicken dumplings were quite scrumptious, for not being pork. πŸ™‚

    I’ll see you tomorrow (er, today) for more dim sum-ish food!

    • Thanks, Tami! Sorry I left out the chicken dumplings. Those were good as well. I was just surprised by the fish ones. πŸ™‚

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