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(Best) XLB in Dallas?

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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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  1. 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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    1. re: air

      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

    2. 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

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

      2. 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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        1. re: DKS1

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

        2. 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

          1. 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.