The San Gabriel Valley’s endless stock of dim sum restaurants can be overwhelming, but Elite is one of the best and most consistent you’ll find. This massive space doesn’t have the traditional food carts whizzing by - all ordering is done from a chit sheet at your table. There are nearly 100 different things on the menu, but we recommend concentrating on the golden cream bun, crispy shrimp rice noodle, steamed taro cake, pork shu mai, and BBQ pork pastry. Warning: crowds get hellacious on the weekends.
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Huge Tree Pastry
You don’t have to wait for dim sum to get a great breakfast in SGV. Case in point: Huge Tree Pastry in Monterey Park.
Beijing Pie House
Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park specializes in dumplings called Xian Bing, and they’re very tasty.
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Mei Long Village
Mei Long Village in San Gabriel serves good Shanghainese food in a small space that’s often less crowded than its popular neighbors.
Sea Harbour is a dim sum restaurant in Rosemead with great food and great people watching.
Din Tai Fung
We wouldn’t want to live at the Americana Glendale, but we’ll gladly stop in for some excellent soup dumplings at Din Tai Fung.
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Lunasia Chinese Cuisine
Lunasia’s Alhambra location serves the best dim sum in Los Angeles, and is always worth the hours-long wait.
Mason’s Dumpling Shop
Mason’s Dumplings Shop in Highland Park is home to some of the best dumplings you’ll find outside of the San Gabriel Valley.
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