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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Mei Wei Jin Hai
Mei Wei Jin Hai is a Chinese Islamic restaurant in Monterey Park with fantastic regional dishes.
Beijing Pie House
Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park specializes in dumplings called Xian Bing, and they’re very tasty.
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Szechuan Impression in Alhambra does crowd-pleasing, spicy Szechuan food in a space good for big groups.
Huge Tree Pastry
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Lunasia’s Alhambra location serves the best dim sum in Los Angeles, and is always worth the hours-long wait.
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