Dumpling 10053 Update? El Monte
Back in 2007, I ate at Dumpling 10053 and had awesome shrimp and leek dumplings. I thought they were the best i'd ever had. See: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/406527
I am heading back to LA this weekend, and was hoping to go on Saturday, but I have heard from a friend that the restaurant is under new ownership. Any reports on if the dumplings are still good?
If not, where should i being for the best dumplings in Los Angeles area?
Dumpling 10053 was already going downhill when I tried it 1 year after you.
Do Dean Sin World for boiled dumplings (leek with pork) and shen jian bao (pan fried buns).
The 101 Noodle Express chains have a large selection of different types of dumplings. Try them boiled AND pan fried. The shrimp and pork with yellow chives is a personal favorite (good either way) as is the wild vegetable pork dumplings.
Also consider Din Tai Fung for XLB, steamed fish dumplings, and steamed pork and shrimp dumplings. Their steamed chicken soup is good as is their shrimp fried rice with a side order of pork chop.
to your knowledge, which would you say would be the best for a pescatarian or a vegetarian?
no pork, no poultry, no stock made from land animals, no lard, etc
in the old days 10053 had a number of offerings that worked for vegetarians (shredded tofu side dishes and the like).