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May 1, 2009 10:02 AM

Dim Sum in Diamond Bar/Rowland Heights?

Looking for a place that has regular Dim Sum and XLB dumplings aka Soup Dumplings.

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  1. Well there's awfully good dim sum at Happy Harbor in the 99 Ranch Shopping Center on Nogales in Rowland Heights. Also, Hong Kong Palace on Colima and Nogales. However I don't know who, if anybody, has XLB out there.

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    1. re: Chandavkl

      agreed re: happy harbor for dim sum.

    2. Second Happy Harbor for dim sum. XLB is not a dim sum offering (or not a Cantonese dim sum offering, anyway). It is technically dian xin (same characters, different dialect), which basically means "snack", but it is a Shanghainese dish.

      I always go to the western SGV, to Mei Long or J&J for my XLB.

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      1. re: Das Ubergeek

        A sizable minority of Cantonese dim sum restaurants do XLB, but the theorem that you don't eat non-Cantonese food at a Cantonese restaurant and vice versa holds up.

        1. re: Chelmoon

          The "XLB" at dim sum joints are not authentic XLB.

          Sort of like getting a pastrami on rye at burger joint, as opposed to a Jewish deli.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            True... but every now and then it's 2am, your buzz is wearing off and johnnie's pastrami REALLY hits the spot... ;D

            I feel the same way about "juicy dumplings" at Dim Sum places. I've had them at more dim sum meals than I could count and although they aren't as sublime as they are at J&J but they have never been straight out Vile (I wish I could say that for several other 'regular' dim sum offerings I've had... :P)