Dish of the Month (DoTM) -- MARCH 2017 -- DUMPLINGS


#21

IMO

Arcadia>glendale>costamesa. And honestly, don’t even bother with CM


#22

Have you tried the Torrance location?


#23

Work has had me down in Torrance quite a bit lately. It’s been rough…

JIDAIYA RAMEN

UFO GYOZA DUMPLINGZ


photo from Yelp

S Western Ave
Gardena, CA 90248
http://www.torihei-usa.com/jidaiya.html


#24

Hey, I liked the one in Costa Mesa. Is that the one in south coast plaza?


#25

Was one of those flavors “KY Jelly”?

$18? As in, $5/dumpling + $3 for the accouterments?


#26

Is Smorgasburg on the SM pier this Saturday? It’s a friend’s birthday, and I think he would be interested if so.


#27

I concur. Just had them Friday. Quite tasty. The ash was indeed, “prickly” – ok I’m a child, that did give us a giggle when we were there.

The Magical Gyoza were nice as well, but we didn’t experience the “numbing sensation,” so we went home and had tequila instead.


#28

Vegetarian and fish dumplings from the Glendale branch of Din Tai Fung.


#29

Yes, it is. That would be fun for a birthday.


#30

Haven’t been to Torrance yet.

@Bookwich, I’ve concluded the chain is overrated after visiting the original location in Taipei last year. Probably didn’t help that I went to Costa Mesa’s branch a week after I returned from Taiwan; probably colored my impression too much.


#31

Thanks! I think my friend will enjoy this?


#32

Georgian Khingali (Armenians make them too)… can be found in many places, most notable the Khingali factory in glendale. these ones from Golden Fork

bonus… my gnocchi with a summer sauce. gnocchi are dumplings i believe… come on over boys and especially girls


#33

leek/pork/shrimp dumplings from Zui Xiang Yuan (the old flavor garden, which still uses the old FG menus, BTW)

they also sell frozen dumplings to take home


#34

Saltena from La Rancherita Bakery in Santa Ana.


#35

What’s the filling? :slight_smile:


#36

It’s beef, chicken, potatoes, onion, peas, cilantro, hard boiled egg, chopped olives, and raisins (in order of abundance, with the last three being harder to find) with broth.


#37

Nice find Pomsmoms!

That looks very tasty and hard to get…Rancherita sounds Mexican


#38

Thanks! It was pretty tasty and cheap, $2.75 each. I think the proprietors are originally from Bolivia. They also let me buy some frozen, with 2 days notice. :slight_smile:


#39

Vegetarian momos from Himalayan House on Jefferson near USC. The dumplings were tasty, but the wrappers were too thick.


#40

Oyunaa’s Mongolian Cuisine, Santa Cruz. Wonderful!