A preview of coming attractions – my luscious dumpling:
This is one review wherein the flix and pix will do all of the talking for me. All I can really say about Luscious Dumpling is that it is very aptly named. The dumplings (and soup noodles) are just fabulous. I will also add that I like the fact that you can arrive there at 10:55 am on a Saturday and get a table; the same arrival time at Din Tai Fun would earn you an hour and a half wait.
The always wonderful chive, pork, egg, and shrimp dumplings (I missed the “money” shot):
The pan-fried pork dumplings – spectacular!
The stewed pork soup noodles with big pieces of unctuous pork belly – yum!
The cabbage, pork, and shrimp dumplings – delicately delicious!
Everyone loves this dish – the beef tendon soup noodles (though they forgot to bring the broth – it’s served on the side) with hot and sour sauce. Divoon!
“Flavors” stewed beef soup noodles – one non-beef eater loved this!
My favorite dumplings – the pan-fried napa, pork, and sole dumplings. These are so friggin’ good!
The steamed dumplings with cabbage, mushroom, and bean curd – good, but not the crowd favorite:
The steamed pork with soup dumplings (more on these below):
Ok, I have to say one more thing: once, I made the mistake of referring to Luscious Dumpling’s pork with soup dumplings as XLB (xiao long bao) on a chowhound thread. Not the thing to do, Dear Reader! Even though I apologized profusely (offering myself up to be pelted with several orders of soup dumplings – not a bad way to die when you think about it) I have never been forgiven and I’ve been ostracized ever since!
The above feast, with the addition of stewed flavored bean curd as an appetizer, came to $13 per person. Good times. Good times.
704 W. Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776