Din Tai Fung
Diehard street foodies might groan when they read this suggestion. Some argue that Din Tai Fung lost some of its local flavor and street cred as it expanded globally during the last few years. Regardless, the restaurant is synonymous with dumplings around the world. Their xiao long bao - especially the crab roe and pork version - are delicious. Bonus points for being served in a refined, casual setting. Din Tai Fung also boasts an open kitchen, allowing curious onlookers to observe the delicate art of dumpling-making.