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Lu Din Gee - Opening Another Location in MP

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jotfoodie Sep 23, 2008 05:04 PM

I passed by Atlantic Blvd the other day on my way to Elite, for Dim Sum when I saw a red banner advertising that Lu Din Gee, is opening soon on the former location of Gourmet Delight (采味樓) - 501 South Atlantic Blvd. - going south on Atlantic Blvd., it is after NBC and before Elite, on the west side of the blvd.

I called Lu Din Gee, and I was told they are opening this Friday.

Just to be sure, you may want to call Lu Din Gee San Gabriel (626-288-0588).

Please report back if you go.

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  1. J.L. RE: jotfoodie Sep 23, 2008 11:33 PM

    Thanks for the heads up! Let's hope their duck is intact.

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      ilikefood RE: J.L. Sep 24, 2008 02:41 PM

      J.L., By "intact" do you mean in 1 piece as opposed to their current style of separating skin from meat and eliminating the fat? Or do you mean keeping the quality of their duck the same? Maybe you meant the play on word(s) ?

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        J.L. RE: ilikefood Sep 25, 2008 12:56 AM

        I mean the quality of the duck. But thanks for noticing the (unintentional) subtleties within my prose.

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      chowmominLA RE: jotfoodie Sep 24, 2008 05:48 AM

      I was so sad to see that Gourmet Delight is gone... was one of my favorite places for no frills Chinese.

      When I've passed by there it said the Duck House Restaurant. Interesting that it's LDG.

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        ZoeZ RE: chowmominLA Sep 24, 2008 06:14 AM

        Gourmet Delight was one of our favorite places too but we were often the only car in the parking lot - always enjoyed chatty owner too. Will try LDG next week.

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          fdb RE: ZoeZ Sep 25, 2008 07:54 AM

          Gourmet Delight has moved to Arcadia. It's called HK Gourmet Delight now.

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          H K Gourmet Delight
          558 Las Tunas Dr, Arcadia, CA 91007

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            exilekiss RE: fdb Sep 25, 2008 08:01 AM

            Thanks for the link.

            Unfortunately their new location is nowhere near as good as their old one (menu / execution of dishes-wise). :(

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            chowmominLA RE: ZoeZ Sep 25, 2008 04:00 PM

            Passed by the location today on my way to Elite and even though they're not officially open yet, there were more cars in the lot today than I'd ever seen (like six of them!)

            Banner still says "The Duck House Restaurant".

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              Mr Taster RE: chowmominLA Sep 29, 2008 12:34 AM

              We passed by today and stopped in to take a look.

              They're definitely going for a subdued, low lighting, piano playing in the background theme.... more elegant than the original location.

              Also, I saw smoke coming from a chimney... I wonder if they had a real Beijing Duck oven built for them and followed traditional practices for making it? (I tried to get some info about this from the staff, but he just kept saying "Beijing Duck... yes yes.")

              Seems pricier too... nice dishes and a $30-$40 price tag. We were on our way to Kang Kang food court, so this was a little out of our dinner budget today :)

              If anyone else tries it, please let us know.

              Mr Taster

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                exilekiss RE: Mr Taster Sep 29, 2008 07:59 AM

                Hi Mr Taster,

                I actually went on its Opening Night and wrote up a review (using their newly-branded English Name on their business cards and signage):

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/560728

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                  Mr Taster RE: exilekiss Sep 29, 2008 10:42 AM

                  Thanks for this.... I missed your original review. I've posted there.

                  Mr Taster

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