Leading up to September's Best of Dallas® 2016 issue, we're sharing (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes, the Dallas entrées, appetizers and desserts that really stuck with us this year.
A good dumpling is a revelation. A good soup dumpling is life-affirming.
At Fortune House in Irving, you can't go wrong with any of the house-made dumplings — particularly the xiao long bao, or soup dumplings. A delicate doughy pouch is filled with flavorful broth that explodes in your mouth the minute you take a tiny bite. Show your soup dumpling acumen by gingerly dipping your xiao long bao into the little bowl of vinegar and ginger, then set it into the wide flat spoon. Take a tiny bite, suck out that beautiful savory broth and consume the remaining dumpling.
Grab a seat by the kitchen to watch the dumpling-makers work their mesmerizing magic — and visit with friends so you can order basket after basket of dumpling glory.
Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.