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New Moon Cafe Opens Up In FigAt7th

Chandavkl | Jan 13, 201403:53 PM

I've always had a soft spot for New Moon. It may still be the Chinese restaurant that I attended the most banquets at, and was where we had a massive red egg party for my son over 30 years ago. And even though I found their newly opened San Marino branch last year to border on disgusting, I was still looking forward to their opening in Figat7th. I was expecting to hear some kind of announcement about their opening, so I was surprised when I walked into the food court this afternoon to see they had already opened up. (As has another eatery, Twist and Grill; plus Loteria Grill seems to be on the brink of opening.) And surprisingly there was something I liked there, the chicken dumplings which actually are quite different from virtually every other chicken dumpling served outside the San Gabriel Valley. First, they're freshly made, not frozen store bought. Secondly, they're made from round, thick wonton wrappers, filled with ground chicken white meat, folded over and fried. Yes, I know, I could make it like that at home--I even have the won ton press to fold them. But it seems to much easier to buy them cooked. The rest of the food is below the level of Panda Express, and isn't exactly cheap. Somehow I managed to spend $23, which probably means I shouldn't wait until almost 3pm before going out to lunch. But given the disappointingly poor quality of most of the restaurants in the food court, New Moon would probably be the mostly likely spot for my next return visit.

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