Does the title refer to how many dumplings you can eat? Or, are the dumplings good to the 10053th degree? Neither, it’s simply the address of this fabulous restaurant (this is not such a bad thing because it makes for finding the restaurant so much easier.) Located on the very western edge of El Monte, Dumpling 10053 is perhaps one of the best dumpling houses in the region.
Although Luscious Dumpling is my personal favorite of the two, Dumpling 10053 has many things about that give it an edge over Luscious Dumpling. Besides being able to seat far more people, Dumpling 10053 has a much bigger, and more varied, menu.
Now, let’s move onto the foodie porn.
Yummy, and nice looking, sesame seaweed salad:
A glistening shrimp and tender leek dumpling:
Fantastic stewed beef and beef tendon soup noodles:
I liked the broth and the noodles better at Dumpling 10053 but the beef was more flavorful at Luscious Dumpling. (Needless to say, this is a great soup to eat when you have a cold. Not pictured are the pickled mustard greens that you sprinkle over the soup.)
This was insanely good! Baby bok choy with meat sauce:
Another great soup for colds, in two parts:
This was a great, and simple, chicken noodle soup. I was really surprised by how well the fried pork chop went with the soup. This is a must order!
My new favorite dessert. Fried “rolls” with condensed milk:
I was amazed by how good this was. Its simplicity was truly brilliant. The condensed milk balanced the yeasty bread really well.
I am obsessed with people tossing noodles:
10053 Valley Blvd.
El Monte, CA 91731