My wife and I checked out Hong Kong Palace in Rowland Heights today for yum cha.
I am happy to report that it was excellent.
We got there around 12. There was a line but it went pretty quickly and we were seated within fifteen minutes. The place isn't that big at all, somewhat smaller than the old Harbor Village.
We were immediately set upon by the cart ladies who had a wide variety of stuff, including my favorite teo chao gor, which can be hard to find.
One thing that I really liked is that they bring the fried stuff out on individual trays straight from the kitchen, so its nice and fresh and relatively grease-free.
They have an extremely wide selection for such a small place.
We also had dau fu fa (sweet tofu), gok Chashu bao (baked chashu bao), a very nice fried Corn, pea and pork dumpling that I've never seen before, beef and oyster mushroom bean curd rolls, and a very nice fish, shrimp and crab cabbage roll.
Other things that they offered which we didn't have were: duck wings, fong jau (barbecued chicken feet), barbecued duck and suckling pig, cheung fun (rice noodle stuffed with shrimp or beef), cheu him dau fu (salt and spicy tofu).
There were many other things besides. Our bill for seven things was $16.50. Most of the people there were mandarin speakers but they also spoke cantonese and english. It's a bit far for us (we live in West L.A.) but it was the best we've had recently so I definitely recommend it.