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HK egg tarts in LA?

Suggestions? I got Kee Wah, Phoenix and Diamond Bakery down. I guess there's the dim sum places... but I prefer stand alone joints.

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  1. inb4 "top 10 HK egg tarts in LA"

    1. My favorite is Jim's on Atlantic rught near NBC. I like them better than Diamond's or Phoenix's.

      1. My favorite 蛋挞 (dan taat) is at Lunasia in Alhambra. Very crispy, flaky and always hot and fresh

        1. There are some dim sum places that have nearby stand alone store fronts for takeout orders. Do those qualify as stand alone joints?

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          1. re: raytamsgv

            or just order to go from any dimsum place

          2. Ranch 99

            Nini Bakery

            Dim Sum Express

            Yum Cha Cafe

            Cafe Donut

            ... and every single Chinese bakery in Chinatown.

            - I demand full attribution.

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              We do make Clarissa's day job that much easier, don't we?

              1. re: J.L.

                I would rephrase it as:

                "We do make Clarissa's day job, don't we?"

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  Hey look!
                  It's all of our work!

                  http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/top-li...

                  I guess it is better because she isn't hiding who she is, but I still feel disgusted that this forum is being used by others to make a living without putting in any effort themselves.
                  Especially when the job just really requires making a thread like this.

                  1. re: Butter Fight

                    At least good Chinese food is getting more publicity.

                    1. re: Butter Fight

                      Yet you chose to reply. Caveat emptor.

                      1. re: Butter Fight

                        see my 1st reply on May 8th, 2013. She didn't even come back to this thread to reply.

                        1. re: ns1

                          You both are right. I didn't know who she was or what her motives were until ipse and J.L. Started talking.
                          I personally was just thinking that you were referencing how many top 10 lists had been posted not that she specifically was involved.
                          Oh well, lesson learned.

                          1. re: ns1

                            Where's your link to the reply ?

                            Just would like to read it.

                            Not pointing any fingers.

                            1. re: kevin

                              I think ns1 is referring to his (her?) first comment on this thread at the top of the page:

                              >>> inb4 "top 10 HK egg tarts in LA"

                              BTW, kevin, it's basically a CH inside joke now: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9035...

                              1. re: kevin

                                Literally, the first reply to this thread:

                                " ns1 May 8, 2013 04:22 AM
                                inb4 "top 10 HK egg tarts in LA""

                                Best Egg Tarts In Los Angeles
                                May 22, 2013 6:00 AM
                                (credit: Clarissa Wei)

                                1. re: ns1

                                  sometimes, i cannot tell if kevin is doing that intentionally or not..

                            2. re: Butter Fight

                              Re Lunasia:  "The best thing about this dim sum place is that everything comes piping hot in OVERSIZED portions." (Emphasis added.)

                              I guess she hasn't been to Lunasia.