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Dumpling Master's green onion pancakes

mendogurl Nov 26, 2010 04:01 PM

So we have been searching SGV for a version of scallion pie/green onion pancakes like the ones they served at Dumpling Master. But like their cumin lamb we have been unable to find a version like theirs.

Their pancakes were more like a crepe than a cake, almost paper thin. Delicious with black bean chili sauce.
Our daughter is desperately mourning them.

Any ideas ????

Dumpling Master Restaurant
2124 S Hacienda Blvd, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

  1. mpken Nov 26, 2010 11:32 PM

    The Roti at Yazmin(Malaysian) in Alhambra is pretty darn addictng too. No green onions, but it comes with a fine curry sauce.

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    1. re: mpken
      mendogurl Nov 28, 2010 08:06 PM

      Okay, went to JTHY tonight. Pretty darn close ! Actually better. sssshhhhh, don't tell anyone I said that.

      And THOSE NOODLES !!!!!!! OMG, sublime.
      Dumpings were okay, can't touch those wonderful blackened pillows at Mei Long Village.
      Or their XLB's. Yum.

      Mei Long Village
      301 W Valley Blvd Ste 112, San Gabriel, CA 91776

    2. ipsedixit Nov 26, 2010 08:02 PM

      Mama's Lu, Ming Wa, or SinBaLa.

      Ming Wa Restaurant
      1227 W Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91803

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      1. re: ipsedixit
        mendogurl Nov 26, 2010 09:20 PM

        Do you know what the difference is, is it regional?

        1. re: mendogurl
          ipsedixit Nov 26, 2010 09:30 PM

          Some of it is regional (with Taiwanese joints differing the most probably) but it is generally idiosyncratic to the chef that's making it.

          1. re: ipsedixit
            mendogurl Nov 26, 2010 09:39 PM

            Taiwanese makes the thinnest pancakes, generally?
            Okay we are going to follow your list ipsedixit, thanks for the leads.

            Been planning on Mama Lu's anyway, so that will be the first stop...

            1. re: mendogurl
              ipsedixit Nov 27, 2010 10:10 AM

              Let's us know what you think.

              If you or your daughter ever get the hankering for the thicker (not thick but just thicker) version go to Earthen. Pair an order of their scallion pancakes with a big plate of their house special Shangdong chicken and all will be right in the world.

              1. re: ipsedixit
                mendogurl Nov 27, 2010 02:35 PM

                mmmm. Sounds delicious.

                My daughter has been making "Chinese Burritos", since she was barely three, at Dumpling Master. She rolls a combination of fried rice and noodles up in the scallion pies.
                The culinary heavens opened when she made that discovery. Instantly became a little foodie. Both of my kids are seriously distraught over the closing of DM.
                We went there a couple of times a month for all of their lives. They knew all the ladies, who would make them all sorts of special treats, and knew their orders by heart. On their birthdays they always went and got a tea egg.

                We miss them! Lovely, lovely, kind people.

                Dumpling Master Restaurant
                2124 S Hacienda Blvd, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

                1. re: mendogurl
                  ipsedixit Nov 27, 2010 07:25 PM

                  Maybe you can convince 101 Noodle Express to sell you a sheet of the pancakes they use for their Beef Rolls ... works much better than any scallion pancake would, although it's the same idea, just made for that specific purpose.

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

                  1. re: mendogurl
                    J.L. Nov 27, 2010 07:49 PM

                    The restaurant at that old DM site is called Huge Tree Pastry. The management there are very nice also! And the menu is quite similar (except they've added Chinese breakfast).

                    Give Huge Tree Pastry a try. Their green scallion pancakes taste pretty much the same as DM.

                    Huge Tree Pastry
                    423 N Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park, CA 91754

                    1. re: J.L.
                      mendogurl Nov 28, 2010 07:22 AM

                      Really? Could be traumatic.But it would be great to have such an "organic solution".

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