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Facing East (Eight Guys Xiao Long Bao + happy hour) – San Diego, CA

I’ve been waiting for an opportunity to visit Facing East but none of my friends have been wanting to try out this new restaurant. I was in this plaza the other day and decided it was time for me to venture inside the restaurant. I was lucky as they offered happy hour that weekday from 3p-5:30p.¬†Appetizers are 15% off ¬†during happy hours. The parking can be horrendous in this plaza but it was manageable the hour I was there.

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Paradise Dynasty (truffle, foie, cheese, szechuan, so many xiao long bao) – Taipei

Paradise Dynasty was a highlight for me when I visited Taiwan in September. I can’t believe it’s been almost three months since that trip. I look back at these photos and remember the food, company, and experience of that trip. Paradise Dynasty is a chain restaurant with locations around Asia. My mom had heard about this restaurant and was curious to try it out one evening when we were in the city shopping. This Paradise Dynasty is located on the top floor of a shopping mall. It’s a fancy restaurant and I scoffed that it wouldn’t be better than the powerhouse Din Tai Fung.

My mom is a huge fan of Din Tai Fung but I’m not. So I thought it was a great sign that she wanted to try out Paradise Dynasty over standing in line at Din Tai Fung.

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