Monday, December 17, 2007

Dumpling Inn

(From December 1)

Finally! Pictures from Dumpling Inn! It's one of our favorite places and we eat there at least once a month. It's good to have some decent Chinese food nearby. It couldn't compete with a lot of restaurants in Los Angeles, but for San Diego's paltry Chinese restaurant scene, this is as good as it gets. See my previous reviews of the place.

The famed potstickers:

We ordered the beef noodle soup, which is a change from our usual pork and pickled cabbage noodle soup. The beef noodle soup at Chang's Garden in LA is the best I've had in a long time and while Dumpling Inn's is decent, it doesn't really hold a candle to Chang's. The most obvious point of comparison is Dumpling Inn's use of machine-made noodles and Chang's use of handmade noodles.

Last, but not least, we ordered the
xiao long bao or soup dumplings. The skin's a bit thick, but I like it that way. If anything, I take a bit of issue with the filling, which is a bit bland. However, it does have the bit of flavorful soup in the dumpling that must be slurped upon biting into it.

There will be more pictures from future visits, so stay tuned.

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