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Delicious Veggie Dumplings In East LA.

Monkwell Slovenia Apr 3, 2007 11:05 AM

Last night a friend took me to a neighbor hood favorite of his...Dumpling Master on Atlantic Blvd. in Monterey Park.

We had Shrimp Fried Rice with Pineapple...while it had lots of egg, it was a little weak on shrimp count...but tasty overall.

The Veggie Pan Fried Dumplings were the real reason we went...as I am a vegetarian, I rarely get to eat Dumplings at Chinese restaurants. These were amazingly plump with a very flavorful stuffing.

They only take cash...and the nearest ATM (which I found out) is two big blocks away at Ralph's.

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  1. ipsedixit RE: Monkwell Slovenia Apr 3, 2007 11:48 AM

    I've never found the dumplings (pan-fried or boiled) at Dumpling Master to be all that great.

    The pan-fried dumpling are reputed, I am told, to be world famous. Apparently people make treks from from SF to LA just to eat there. Urban legend? Hyperbole?

    Dumpling Master Restaurant (located in the Shun Fat Market plaza)
    423 N. Atlantic Blvd., #106
    Monterey Park
    626-458-8689

    (There is a newer, sister location in Rowland Heights as well)

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      Monkwell Slovenia RE: ipsedixit Apr 3, 2007 02:13 PM

      What's your fave dumpling place??

      1. re: Monkwell Slovenia
        ipsedixit RE: Monkwell Slovenia Apr 3, 2007 02:48 PM

        Depends what kind of dumplings you are talking about.

        I am generally not a big fan of pan-fried dumplings. But if I were to partake, I think I would opt for the pork pan-fried dumplings at LUSCIOUS DUMPLINGS in San Gabriel.

        As for boiled dumplings, my favorite kind, I'm partial to DUMPLING 10053, with DUMPLING HOUSE a close second.

        Luscious Dumplings
        704 West Las Tunas Drive, No. E4,
        San Gabriel
        (626) 282-8695

        Dumpling House
        5612 Rosemead Blvd.,
        Temple City
        (626)309-9918

        Dumpling 10053
        10053 Valley Blvd.,
        El Monte
        (626)350-0188

    2. raytamsgv RE: Monkwell Slovenia Apr 3, 2007 02:36 PM

      Many of the smaller Chinese restaurants take only cash or have a a minimum purchase requirement for using credit cards. When I go to a new restaurant, I always carry some cash just in case.

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