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Dec 23, 2012 02:12 AM

New to Rosemead: Dalian Small Stone Restaurant

In the space at 7637 Garvey in Rosemead, formerly occupied by Taiwanese fusioneers BeBe, is Dalian Small Stone Restaurant. Yep, Dalian cuisine. I recall discussion of Tasty Noodle House in San Gabriel (next to Golden Deli) being Dalian. I can't compare or point out any distinctive menu items because right now, I'm too tired to peruse the menu. I'll report back after some sleep. G'night.

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  1. Bebe is gone? what a shame! now both their locations are done for.

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    1. re: dreamcast18

      Yes it is. BeBe migrated from the tiny Valley Blvd. spot in Alhambra, to Garvey in Rosemead, to Arcadia, to a memory in just a year and a half.

      Too bad, they did some interesting things at BeBe, like stinky tofu stuffed with a slice of Chinese sausage.

      1. re: JThur01

        and their noodles + pork belly were pretty decent too. Am sad.

    2. According to the Chinese website "Chinese in LA", they specialize in Dalian and northeastern or Manchurian dishes. Dalian specialties include: Oyster Pancakes, Homemade Blood Sausage, Xinjiang Style BBQ Meats, Stewed Lamb with Pickled Cabbage and Pumpkin Pancakes.

      Northern style fare includes Stewed Pork, Stewed Chicken and Mushroom, Cumin Chicken, Twice Cooked Tripe, Fish Fragrant Pork, “Kung Pao Chicken,” Sweet and Sour Pork and Guo Bao Rou (锅包肉- guō bāo ròu) the Manchurian thinking-man’s General Tso’s Pork. They also feature homemade noodles and lots of Northeastern dumplings: fish, vegetables, pork, cabbage, pickled cabbage and pork, chive, lamb etc.

      Chinese in LA:

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      1. re: scoopG

        Thanks! Lots of Dongbei in L.A. so perhaps this isn't that revolutionary then.

        1. re: Chandavkl

          Do you know how many off-hand are there?

          1. re: scoopG

            Chandavkl probably can give an exact figure, but I can think of 4 Dongbei off the top of my sinusitis addled head.

        2. re: scoopG

          not just chive dumplings, not just pork dumplings, 韭菜蚬子肉猪肉馅. Yah, chive clam pork dumplings...

          and they have 孜然鸡架 (cumin chicken bone/chicken frame) which is of course the most ordered dish at that other Dongbei hall of famer, Shen Yang Restaurant.

          1. re: TonyC

            After looking over the menu, I noticed the couple of different dumpling fillings, the chive & clam and one with mackerel...and the cumin chicken bones.

            I'm sort of curious about Eggplant Fortunate.

            The menu is 242 items strong.

            1. re: JThur01

              Yes, the mackerel dumplings are something new under the sun. $12 for an order is a little pricey, but you do get 15 dumplings.

              1. re: JThur01

                Actually I wish I could but with possibly 600 or more Chinese restaurants in the SGV I can't keep them straight. I remember someone once asking about the distribution between Taiwanese/Shanghainese/Hong Kong/other and I could only come up with a wild guess. One sidelight is that I remember a few years ago when we had a handful of Dongbei restaurants in the SGV and SF had none. Now I think they may have more than us!.