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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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.
Lu Din Gee (Duck House)
If you’re looking for authentic Peking duck, head to Duck House in Monterey Park. Just make sure to reserve your duck ahead of time.
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Mei Wei Jin Hai
Mei Wei Jin Hai is a Chinese Islamic restaurant in Monterey Park with fantastic regional dishes.
Tasty Zone is a Sichuan restaurant in San Gabriel with deep-fried shrimp skewers you’ll be thinking about for a while.
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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.
Coni’seafood in Marina Del Rey is the second location of one of our favorite seafood restaurants.
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