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Two meals in sgv. Please help!

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We are in the IE visiting family for a week. Usually
Plenty of time to eat lots of dumplings, noodles, dim
Sum and the like in sgv. But this time heading to San Diego for part
Of week so not so much noodling time.

So two daytime meals in the sgv. What do you think?
Typically we eat at mei long, dtf, the other dumplings
Place in the plaza with mei long for dumplings and noodles.
For dim sum we prefer the menu places. But there is
So much we haven't tried! So need help on what is good right now and
Where to spend my precious tummy time.

Low or no msg is a plus but whatever. It's two great
Meals. I'll swell up like a balloon for that if needed.

Thanks chowers!
Born to eat

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  1. Beijing Pie House (aka Canton Gourmet and Bakery)

    Omar's Xinjiang Halal Restaurant

    JTYH

    Kam Hong Garden

    Northern Restaurant

    Lucky Noodle King

    Noodle Boy

    4 Replies
    1. re: ipsedixit

      The Canton Gourmet and Bakery sign is gone--it now actually says Beijing Pie House. Since it's a literal stone's throw away from Kam Hong, why not a twofer? Also I'll throw in a suggestion for the Guilin rice noodle soup at Eight Cafe (or Dandan Guilin Rice Noodle, the moniker used at the San Gabriel Square branch).

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      Dandan Guilin Rice Noodle
      140 W Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

      Beijing Pie House
      846 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755

      1. re: Chandavkl

        For what it's worth, they've also added (as specials) a cold chicken sesame noodle dish.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          Chan, What else do you recommend at Eight Cafe? Good chow fun?

          1. re: granadafan

            No chow fun there that I know of. This is the Guilin style rice noodle--somewhat reminiscent of spaghetti in size, shape, texture. Frankly I've never made it past the Guilin rice noodle soup, and most other diners don't either, though they do have non-noodle dishes too.

      2. My current favorites:

        Elite (Cantonese/dim sum)

        Sea Harbour (Cantonese/dim sum)

        House of Mandarin Noodles (Taiwanese) (not to be confused with Manderin Noodle Deli)

        Dean Sin World (dumplings, etc.)

        Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa (Central Vietnamese)

        Huge Tree Pastry (Taiwanese)

        SinBala (Taiwanese)

        Yunnan Garden (Yunnanese/Sichuanese)

        Beijing Pie House

        Noodle House (Rowland Heights) (Tianjin baozi/jiaozi)

        Lucky Noodle King (Sichuanese)

        JTYH (Northern Chinese)