Monterey Park Journals

Monterey Park - A Haven For Chinese Food

A May 2013 trip to Monterey Park by stvchin

Mamas Lu Dumpling House Photo, Monterey Park, California More Photos
Quote: Monterey Park, located in California's San Gabriel Valley, has recently been considered a mecca for Chinese food, even overshadowing some Chinatowns. Not only does it have the standard Cantonese fare that's been around for generations, but now also features Shanghai and Beijing style Chinese food.

Sham Tseng BBQ Shop

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Restaurant | "Traditional Hong Kong Style BBQ Joint"

Sham Tseng BBQ Shop Photo, Monterey Park, California
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Sham Tseng is a perfect example of a Hong Kong style deli restaurant that specializes in barbeque. Sham Tseng is actually named after a district of Hong Kong that is famous for roast goose and other BBQ dishes. Sham Tseng BBQ Shop is located at the corner of Garvey and Chandler Avenues, just one block east of Atlantic Blvd in Monterey Park. The parking lot is quite small, you might end up parking a little further away.Walking inside, we found ourselves at the quick service BBQ area. In this part of the restaurant, it’s over the counter take out service, much like a delicatessen. There is the typical glass warming case with roast pigs, ducks, chicken, BBQ pork, and other Chinese barbeque sp...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 11, 2013

Sham Tseng BBQ Shop
634 W Garvey Ave
Monterey Park, california 91754
(626) 289-4858

Beijing Pie House

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Restaurant | "Beijing Pies - my new favorite food!"

Beijing Pie House Photo, Monterey Park, California
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A friend of mine recommended the Beijing Pie House to me. I had never previously heard of Beijing Pies, but now they’re one of my favorite foods! So far, I can’t find them anywhere else but at the Beijing Pie House.The Beijing Pie House restaurant is located in a strip mall on the south side of Garvey Avenue in Monterey Park, between New and Alhambra Avenues. The strip mall has parking in the rear, but it’s still quite limited, so be prepared to park on the street. The Beijing Pie House is open for lunch and dinner, but closed on Mondays. The dining area is quite small, maybe seating only 25-30. If you come early, there’s hardly much of a wait, but if you come during dinner, you can end up...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 2, 2013

Beijing Pie House
846 East Garvey Avenue
Monterey Park 91755
(626) 288-3818

Mama's Lu Dumpling House

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Restaurant | "Excellent Shanghai style dumplings!"

Mama's Lu Dumpling House Photo, Monterey Park, California
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I love Shanghai Chinese food, and one of the best places for this outside of Shanghai is MaMa Lu’s Dumpling House in Monterey Park. There are actually 2 locations, both on Garvey, and a few blocks from each other. This one is a review of the original location. The original MaMa Lu’s Dumpling House is located in a shopping mall on the northeast corner of Garvey at Garfield.The original location is quite small, and chances are there will be a quite a wait. They’re open for lunch and dinner, but closed on Wednesdays. Plus, it’s a cash only business. We waited about 45 minutes for a table for a weekend dinner. There isn’t much atmosphere here, but then again, that’s not what brings the custom...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 2, 2013

Mama's Lu Dumpling House
153 E. Garvey Ave.,
Monterey Park, California 91755
6263075700

About the Writer

stvchin

stvchin
Tustin, California