Local food of Mashhad

Eating the dumplings can be a little tricky. In Din Tai Fung first timers are provided with an instruction card that teaches you the correct way to eat a soup dumpling. First you dip the dumpling into a 60-40 mixture of vinegar to soy sauce. Then you transfer the dumpling into a deep spoon and use your chopsticks to poke a hole into the side to let the steam escape and the soup spill out and fill the spoon.