We have no idea why it took until 2016 for soup dumplings to reach Austin. Or why they made their debut on the bottom floor of a slick downtown bank building. But here we are, eating mostly-authentic Chinese food in a floor-to-ceiling windowed room, and loving every minute of it. The food here is excellent, and if you’re in the mood to sample a lot of things you should be here on Sundays for dim sum service.
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Lin Asian Bar + Dim Sum
Lin Asian Bar is a new spot from a Wu Chow chef in Clarksville - head here for the soup dumplings and other dim sum dishes in a bright space.
Din Ho Chinese BBQ
Din Ho Chinese BBQ in North Austin serves excellent roast duck and barbecued pork.
Steamies sells frozen handmade Chinese dumplings in the Crescent shopping center in the Highland neighborhood.
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