New Concept - a lunch worth eating
Emerged on cloud nine after a really wonderful dim sum lunch at New Concept. First, there's easy parking and plenty of it. Second, a really nice cheery room, well furnished with utterly cute plates (but tinsy tiny paper napkins). The place was full and Mme Z and I were the only non Asians there' we ordered scallop porridge, unbelievably delicious shrimp dim sum, huge mushroom filled dim sum , scallop dim sum, chinese broccoli, small shrimp dumplings and Macao pork. Wanted to eat the turnip cake that we had when there was a SCARF event a year or so ago, but were too full. This is such high quality food (sorry I cannot remember the real names of all this) but the freshness just sings and this place is really worth the stop.
Totally agree. And for those of you who grew up with a Chinese grandma (or for those fo you who didn't but wanted one), New Concept has the best ham yui (phonetic) pork meatpatty I've had in a really long time. It's kind of like meatloaf but made from ground pork, and flavored with, among other things, a piece of dried, salted fish. Strange as it may sound, the dish was really light and fragrant, not heavy and smelly. Mmmmm....I so wish I worked near Monterey Park.