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SGV quality chinese in past year

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Hi, moved from San Diego to Los Angeles last year and am here with relatives from kowloon, anything new of SGV quality open in the past year in case they ask? I know chinese food is a sensitive topic in San Diego for obvious reasons. Please do not mention china max, jasmine, emerald, pearl.

Thanks.

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  1. (crickets)....

    Well, Little Dumpling on Convoy is pretty good.

    1. Dumpling Inn is good, but not new.

      I've got to ask though, why would your relatives from China/Hong Kong even want to try Chinese food in the States? Seems like a sure recipe for disappointment.

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      1. re: wanker

        They're only visiting San Diego for 2 days to visit my grandmother who used to be a neighbor. They're visiting multiple cities to visit relatives and friends(san jose, san diego, dallas, houston, toronto)I just wanted a backup plan in case they wanted to eat chinese here.

        1. re: wanker

          've got to ask though, why would your relatives from China/Hong Kong even want to try Chinese food in the States? Seems like a sure recipe for disappointment.
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          Why?

          Chinese food on the mainland (incl. HK) and what can find in the States is very different. Qualitative issues aside, both are worth sampling.

        2. SGV, SGV - Sorry, not talking in code, but you should take your family on a tour of the San Gabriel Valley.

          I am not holding myself out as any kind of person of knowledge, I am just a devoted Chowhound

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          1. re: Gypsy Jan

            We were only in SGV for about 2 hours as I had to drive down to San Diego asap. Already took them to ocean star for dimsum and sham tseng for some chinese bbq takeout as snack in San Diego. Funnily enough I took them to tuesday lucky lobster buffet at pala casino and I think they enjoyed it more than the Chinese.

            1. re: polldeldiablo

              I would really like to enjoy/share a meal with your family!

          2. Not wanting to take them to a bad chinese restaurant and ruin their trip, I decided to take them to one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego, Que Huong. Surprisingly the owner recognized us and let us try some purpotedly $89 lb jasmine tea he purchased for himself on the house. I have to say that my appreciation of tea just jumped tenfold. This may sound odd but this jasmine tastes like stone craft beer hops.