Monterey Park, CA
This was my first San Gabriel Valley dim sum experience. Make sure you bring somebody that speaks Japanese as the menu is in the mother tongue. I went with my friend Q and we were all set. We ordered way too much, about 20 dishes for 4 of us and I felt like throwing up after wards. I thought the quality of the dishes were OK, the variety is obviously great. After trying dumpling after dumpling and crepe after crepe, it started to taste the same. I would recommend going with a group of four or five and you can get a taste of everything. I definitely want to take some friends to the other dim sum places in the area and try some of well regarded restaurants including Sea Harbour, Mission 261, and Hong Kong Palace.
Best dishes I had: BBQ pork pastry, Macau roast pig, broccoli, stuffed lotus root, XO sauce turnip cake, Shanghai steamed pork dumplings.