Restaurant: Mama Lu’s Dumpling House
Location: 153 Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755. (626) 307-5700
Date: June 27, 2017
Rating: Tasty and cheap
XLB. The classic pork soup dumplings. Skin is a touch thick and there wasn’t much juice, but the meat was tasty. I’ve certainly had better of these but like pizza and some other things, XLB are always at least good.
Pea tendrils and mushrooms. What can you say.
Mama Lu’s certainly wasn’t mind blowing. It was cheap and tasty. If it were close to me I would go all the time. They have a big menu and are very crowded. Atmosphere is either hideous or quaint if you are an SGV aficionado like me. While everyone inside was Chinese, it feels slightly Chinese American. Maybe it’s just catering toward people who have been here 15-20 years rather than young folk just off the boat. Certainly there is no trendiness.