The last time we visited Luscious Dumpling I recounted the amorous adventures of "Shahrukh" and "Hotsy Totsy" (see July '06 archives "Luscious Dumpling, Part II").
Luscious Dumpling is located in northern San Gabriel where Main becomes Las Tunas. It's located in a mini-mall (quelle surprise!) that is a foodie paradise - you can get the best roast pork ban mie at Vietnam House for only $2.75. LA Gourmet has informed me that you can get a really good foot massage in said mall as well.
Everybody knows that you have to get there early to get a table right when they open (11-2 for lunch and 5-8 for dinner) but we were lazy and we also decided to take a trip to the video store first. We thought this might work in our favor and we would miss the masses. Wrong! Oh, yes, there was still a short wait when we arrived at 1:20 pm but Luscious Dumpling had sold out nearly 80% of their menu items by the time that we got there.
Dear Reader if there is one thing that you learn from this blog it must be to arrive at Luscious Dumpling early! Repeat it over and over again.
Pan fried pork dumplings before:
And pan fried pork dumplings after:
And what does NoodleWhore love to do after eating Chinese? Hint: we were very close to Main Street, Alhambra