Restaurant: Luscious Dumplings
Location: 919 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016. (626) 821-0518
Date: January 14, 2022
Cuisine: Chinese Dumplings
Rating: Fabulous Homestyle Dumplings
This is the second AFF (Asian Food Friday) in a row where we set off — Omicron be damned — for some homestyle dumplings.
This time I picked Luscious Dumplings, which I had heard were very good.
The menu is pretty simple, but has nice pictures.
The decor is even simpler!
This is the full menu.
Sliced Pig Knuckle. Sounds scary but was delicious!
Marinated Wood Ear Mushrooms. I love me some cloud fungus.
Seaweed Salad with Chili Garlic Sauce.
Shredded Sichuan Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup. This was an interestingly different noodle soup.
Pan Fried Flakey Fish Dumplings.
Pan Fried Chive Pockets. A bit bigger in form factor, but one of our favorites.
Boiled Chive, Egg, Pork, and Shrimp Dumplings. Awesome classic.
Pan Fried Pork Dumplings. The super classic.
Steamed Pork and Blue Crab Soup Dumplings.
Steamed Pork Soup Dumplings. No one complains about XLB.
This was a great place for both boiled and pan fried Jao Zo dumplings. Some of the best I’ve had actually. Unfortunately I forgot to order the unusual “Pan Fried Beef Dumplings with Onions and Cheese” — darn, I’ll just have to go back.