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Soup comparable to the late Mandarin Deli?

Barbara Ladden May 20, 2007 12:00 AM

When the Mandarin Deli closed in Little Tokyo, we went to the Mandarin Deli in Chinatown. Since that location closed, we are in withdrawal We loved their soups and pan fried meat dumplings.

Do you know of another place IN L. A. that is comparable? Is it possible?

Thanks for your recommendations.

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    Fru May 20, 2007 07:59 AM

    Mandarin Noodle (?) on Garvey just east of Atlantic. If I got the name wrong you still can't miss the bright orange tile. It is on the north side of the street. Awesome pan fried pot stickers, scallion pancakes & great soups with hand cut noodles. Oh, they have that pig ear appetizer too-but not for me.

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    1. re: Fru
      Chandavkl May 20, 2007 01:42 PM

      Mandarin Noodle is the Monterey Park branch of Mandarin Deli.

    2. ipsedixit May 20, 2007 09:45 AM

      There's still a Mandarin Deli in Temple City (on Las Tunas Blvd.)

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        Bon Vivant May 20, 2007 10:24 AM

        There is also a Mandarin Deli in Northridge which I had to the opportunity to go to this past week. It was no bueno. I don't know if the chain has gone downhill or newer places are just so much better but I do remember the food being better there back in the day.

        That being said, I've enjoyed the soup noodles and fried dumplings at Luscious Dumpling. For pix of food see below:


        1. re: Bon Vivant
          ipsedixit May 20, 2007 12:49 PM

          I've never been a fan of Mandarin Deli, but the OP was lamenting the closing of Mandarin Deli in Chinatown ...

          1. re: ipsedixit
            Bon Vivant May 20, 2007 03:52 PM

            Oops, hit the wrong reply button!

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