comment Taiwan travel & tourism
★ According to 2 US local news (4-15-2016), Din Tai Fung ( Bellevue, WA, USA ) failed to pass health inspections (violating cooling procedures, handwashing, and having valid permits and operating procedures, among other items) and garnered 85 critical food safety violations, Din Tai Fung ( Seattle ) also received unsatisfactory health inspections 3 times ... (China Times, 5-22-2016)
★ Seattle.eater http://seattle.eater.com/2016/4/13/11422438/bellevue-din-tai-fung-unsatisfactory-health-inspection
Bellevue's branch of the Din Tai Fung soup dumpling chain received an unsatisfactory health inspection and was nearly shut down, according to The Bellevue Reporter.
This Din Tai Fung has earned several unsatisfactory health inspections since it opened in 2010, though the latest one is the most egregious.
★ The Bellevue Reporter
Bellevue restaurants Din Tai Fung, Burgermaster receive unsatisfactory health inspections
The popular dumpling restaurant — in which waiting customers can view chefs making dumplings in the glass-enclosed kitchen — received citations for violating cooling procedures, handwashing, and having valid permits and operating procedures, among other items.
Din Tai Fung came close to being shut down, having garnered 85 critical food safety violations. Ninety or more critical points requires the restaurant be closed.
★ Taiwan's media reports
Din Tai Fung admitted at 5-9-2012 having
used Monosodium Glutamate
/ sodium glutamate (M.S.G.)
addictive in some foods there -
and they won't change this policy so as
to keep major cuisine (e.g., steamed
bun/bao (小籠包), chicken soup) delicious (according
to United Daily News 5.9.2013).
In other words, they don't like
to use good materials (e.g.,
red jujube (red date "紅棗")
and Fructus Lycii (GouQuZi "枸杞"),
to enhance food flavor. According to
and United Daily News
(8-15-2015) "Horrible foods for
dining out": Taiwan's food (in
restaurants, cafeteria, etc)
problems include using MSG. Taiwan's
5 star restaurants like Sherwood
Hotel announced any chefs using
MSG will be fired.
According to int'l medical
studies, using Monosodium
Glutamate (MSG) is
controversial. (ref to "The
Dangers of MSG"
Some claimed it
may causes asthma, headache, even brain
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