When I lived in New York City, Shanghai Joe's in Chinatown was the place to go for soup dumplings. For the uninitiated (or if they have another name), these are sort of like dim sum type dumplings, filled with pork and/or shrimp, but inside the dumpling, in addition to the meat filling is a large spoonful of broth -- the dumpling sort of jiggles, and when you poke it with a chopstick it explodes and you eat this amazing soupy/dumpling combo. It's hard to describe, but they are delicious.
Thanks to Chowhounders in San Francisco, I found a place on Geary that was supposedly pretty good, but it just didn't compare to Shanghai Joe's.
Can anyone recommend a place in LA where I can find my favorite dumplings? My mouth is watering just thinking about it... and I'd hate to have to fly back to NYC everytime I crave them.