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Jan 9, 2009 08:37 PM

Planning a SGV food crawl -- recommendations?

A group of friends and I will be heading over to San Gabriel Valley to do a food crawl. Seeing as how we don't ever seem to find the time to make it out there despite the quality of cuisine, we're going to have an epic day of eating on Sunday to make amends.

We want to run the gamut of good things. So far the itinerary looks like this:

-Bamboo noodles (
)-Ice cream @ Fosselman's
-Hainan chicken @ Savoy Kitchen

What would you guys recommend as a good dimsum option and a quality place for dumplings? And it goes without saying, any other suggestions as to where we should eat would be welcome.

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  1. You might want to check out this recent dumpling crawl.......

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    1. How about mexican (tacos), vietnamese (pho, nem nuong)?
      For hainan chicken, I also like tasty choice in san gabriel.
      For dumplings, I like Dumpling 10053 in El Monte or Kingsburg in San Gabriel.
      Also maybe consider Healthy Dessert (Hui lau shan) for some fruit dessert in san gabriel (on valley blvd.)
      I hope this helps... =)

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      1. re: dee

        I already get my nem nuong fix whenever we visit my girlfriend's brother in the oc. I honestly think I could eat 30 of them at brodard's if you just placed them in front of me.

        I will definitely look into the fruit desert! Thanks Dee!

        1. re: troublemaker

          If you like Brodard, you should try Nem Nuong Khanh Hoa. I think they have better spring rolls. Plus, you can roll your own!

      2. I believe Savoy is closed on Sundays.

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        1. re: Chandavkl

          Luscious Dumplings for dumplings , I like their tofu and bok choy sides, wasn't wild about their noodles, although the noodle and dumpling combo for around $6 is a total deal.

          How about a quick bahn mi, you can take them to go, Bahn Mi Che Cali or Lee's (both on Valley I believe)

          I love the avocado and boba shakes from Van's.

          Capitol Seafood in Monterrey Park next to the 99 Ranch market on Atlantic for dim sum (I like it better than Elite, Sea Harbour, 888 or Mission 261, all of which are mentioned frequently)

        2. Hi troublemaker,

          Dim Sum: If you do a search you'll find a ton of opinions and recs if you need more thoughts before deciding. :) My favorite would be Sea Harbour with Elite just behind it (both are good).

          Dumplings (Jiaozi): I really like Noodle House (Mian Hsiang Yuan). Besides that you might consider 101 Noodle Express and Dumpling 10053.

          Enjoy your food crawl! :)

          101 Noodle Express
          1408 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801

          Dumpling 10053
          10053 Valley Blvd Ste 2, El Monte, CA 91731

          Noodle House (Mian Hsiang Yuan)
          958 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755

          1. Thanks everyone for the quality suggestions. ExileKiss, we mostly used your blog (we're fans as we think you've got good tastes ;)) as a reference for our food tour. We did Dimsum at Sea Harbour, dumplings at Noodle House, and because Savoy was closed, went to Noodle Island per Jonathan Gold's suggestions ( for a Hainan chicken fix.

            All in all, a delicious day of eating and I'm still having trouble breathing bc of all the food ingested. Wouldn't have it any other way.

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            1. re: troublemaker

              Hi troublemaker,

              Thanks. :) I'm glad you had a good time! I hope everyone enjoyed the SGV Crawl.