NBC Seafood is the best dim sum spot out of the three that share names with television stations (the other two being ABC and CBS - and no, we don’t know why it’s a thing). The enormous dining room fills up quickly on weekends, so be prepared to wait an hour or two for your shui mai. This is traditional dim sum, with carts of food rolling around for you to choose from. The food is all solid, especially the dumpling dishes and egg tarts. Just bring a granola bar to snack on while you wait.
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Beijing Pie House
Beijing Pie House in Monterey Park specializes in dumplings called Xian Bing, and they’re very tasty.
Mei Wei Jin Hai
Mei Wei Jin Hai is a Chinese Islamic restaurant in Monterey Park with fantastic regional dishes.
Medan Kitchen is a great, affordable Indonesian spot in Rosemead. Get something that comes wrapped in a banana leaf.
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Woon is a casual Chinese spot in Historic Filipinotown that’s great for a quick lunch, a group dinner, and everything in between.
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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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