Following up on JThur01’s LA Eater lead, I dropped by Lucky 1 Restaurant which just replaced Shanghai Bistro at a location which was home to a string of non-Cantonese restaurants in the past decade, including Addictive, Be Be and Dalian Small Stones. Lucky 1 serves dim sum in a take out section on one side of the restaurant and Cantonese dishes in the dining room. These days a new Cantonese restaurant is news in the SGV, and those that open usually just replace another Cantonese restaurant at that location. Consequently, Lucky 1’s opening is noteworthy, though it could be an anomaly. Only went through the baked side of the display, and the pineapple custard, bbq pork, and almond buns (below) were all excellent.
For those keeping track, Lucky 1 makes 7637 E. Garvey the location in Rosemead that has had the greatest number of Chinese restaurants. It had been tied at 10 with the location now housing Longo Seafood across the street. Also before getting too excited about this opening, I thought I heard Mandarin being spoken behind the counter, which might make this one of TonyC’s fake Canto places.