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Jun 16, 2009 11:39 AM

Duck's Feet at Dim Sum?

Grew up in LA but have spent the last 20 years in the Bay Area. Down here visiting family and want to take the aunties for dim sum. Are there any places in LA, Monterey Park, Alhambra, Arcadia that still serve the braised duck feet of yore? Thanks for your help!

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  1. I've seen them at Empress Pavillion but I don't remember at what time they start bringing them out. I would guess it's somewhere around 11:00 a.m.

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    1. re: Hughlipton

      Empress Pavilion in Chinatown might be one of the last bastions of dim sum joints still serving duck feet.

      For non dim sum duck feet, try Nanjing Duck in San Gabriel [706 W. Las Tunas Dr., (626) 281-8968]

    2. Well, I gather from the response you got this is just not a big item for those who visit Chowhound that or we need to wait for the late night crowd to chime in. Personally, although my wife wants to have me committed, I like them.

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      1. re: Hughlipton

        Yeah, my mom and auntie doubted that there would be much response but I told them to have faith in the 'hounds! It may be that duck feet aren't part of the dim sum repertoire any more. Maybe only a couple of food crazies--as deemed by spouses--are not enough to keep them on the menus. (I also once had a great stirred fried duck webs with green onions in NYC's that's gone away too.) Thanks for your tip, Hugh. We'll try Empress.

        1. re: LiseShel

          Nope! Duck web stir fry is still easily obtainable in NYC, or at least it was two years ago when it was one of my pre-move last meals...

      2. They do have it but not as a constant item in the carts...I do not recall which ones having them but I've seen them around. NBC maybe?

        1. I don't know about the San Gabriel Valley, but the dim sum houses in Cerritos regularly serve them. If you're in the area try Happy House or Ten Ten.

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          1. re: smfoodie

            King Hua has a dish of duck web