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Best Dim Sum, Best Cupcake joint in LA

I have some visitors coming in from NY who requested to do Dim Sum. Any recommendations? They also want to go for Cupcakes. Crumbs is okay but I'd like to do better. Thanks.

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  1. For dim sum try Elite Restaurant in Monterey Park.

    1. Elite for dim sum; I don't eat cupcakes so I couldn't tell you.

      1. For red velvet cupcakes- I would go to Susie Cakes.

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        1. re: waxfondler

          2nd Susie Cakes; they're much better than Sprinkles which I found to be dry.

          1. re: OCAnn

            third this. I just had an apple spice cupcake with cream cheese frosting from Susiecakes last night that was moist and delicious and the frosting tasted like it actually had cream cheese in it. It was in marked contrast to the carrot cake one I had from Crumbs on friday which was cloyingly sweet and the frosting tasted of shortening. I think both Crumbs and Susiecakes are better than the dry cupcakes from Sprinkles.

        2. Dim sum: Elite (700 S. Atlantic Blvd. in Monterey Park - #626.282-9998)

          Cupcakes: Auntie Em's Kitchen (4616 Eagle Rock Blvd. in Eagle Rock - #323.255-0800)

          1. My last visit to Elite was disappointing. I've lived in the SGV for 16 years and have tried most if not all of the local dim sum joints. My current favorite is Lunasia in Alhambra.

            Link to Lunasia Review: http://www.twohungrypandas.com/2009/0...