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.