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(Best) XLB in Dallas?

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DKS1 Aug 9, 2010 01:45 PM

Hi all,

We just returned from a trip to Vacouver, where, embarrassingly enough, we tried our first XLB in an uber-authentic Shanghainese restaurant. I don't even eat pork but decided I could eat these any time, anywhere! Do y'all have any recommendations for where to go to get these little gems in the Dallas area? Somewhere in Richardson I imagine?

FWIW, the process of eating them was quite fun... I was just glad to have read a CH thread on it before trying them!

Thanks in advance - it would be such a shame to not find these around town.

-D

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    vr666m Aug 14, 2010 09:27 PM

    None of the local restaurants XLB is worth paying money for. If you want to have a reminisence of your Vancouver XLB experience in Dallas, forget it. Even Yao Fu Zi is a disappointment.
    Taiwan Cafe's XLB is the worst of the lot, always comes out torn and dry with all the soup drained.

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      sass Aug 10, 2010 12:00 PM

      I love the XLB at Jeng Chi. I've heard Yao Fuzi is the other spot to try, but I just haven't gotten there yet.

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      Jeng Chi Restaurant
      400 N Greenville Ave Ste 19, Richardson, TX 75081

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        DKS1 Aug 10, 2010 07:22 AM

        Thanks everyone. I've heard good things in general about Yao Fuzi - we've just never made it up there. Must put it on the list now! Otherwise, I'll keep exploring...

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          fishfry Aug 10, 2010 08:42 AM

          I've tried all 3 places and wouldn't order them again.

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          lckeating Aug 9, 2010 05:33 PM

          I like the XLB at Yao Fuzi in Plano. They are smaller than the ones I've had in New York but the broth is pretty tasty.

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          1. re: lckeating
            DallasDude Aug 9, 2010 07:21 PM

            Yao is good, Royal is OK, Shanghai is pretty decent at times. Yao Fuzi is the most consistent.

          2. air Aug 9, 2010 02:22 PM

            Just warning you now that I'm pretty sure you won't find anything in DFW that comes close to that quality (though I would love to be proved wrong!). A lot of places have too little soup with wrappers that are too thick. I'd say go to Royal China and sit at the dumpling bar. Jeng Chi can be hit or miss. Don't listen to anyone who tells you to eat at Taiwan Cafe, theirs is an abomination.

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            Royal China Restaurant
            201 Preston Royal Shopping Ctr, Dallas, TX 75230

            Jeng Chi Restaurant
            400 N Greenville Ave Ste 19, Richardson, TX 75081

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              DKS1 Aug 9, 2010 02:57 PM

              I'm afraid you're right... I was at least hoping for *something* close - sounds like Royal China might be the best bet. How disappointing - I'm actually kind of surprised there aren't more solid options here. It would be so nice to have a good local place. Thanks for your feedback.

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              Royal China Restaurant
              201 Preston Royal Shopping Ctr, Dallas, TX 75230

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