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New in the SGV? (dumpling, noodle, dim sum, non-asian?)

BorntoEat | Nov 19, 200904:12 PM

I come down to the Claremont area once or twice a year to visit inlaws and always spend a couple days in the SGV eating. Coming so infrequently makes it hard to keep a pulse on what is new, interesting, closed or slipped in quality.

Mainly i focus on Chinese (wide i know) - but noodles, dumplings and dim sum. Not Sichuan (as my partner can't do super spicy) but anything else is good. I have relied on posts in the pasts and had great experiences.

My favorite recent-ish meals included:

Noodle House (in old location - i saw on the board that it moved) LOVED this
Mei Long great XLB
some other dumpling house that is in same strip as Mei Long i think also good XLB
For dimsum we've always gone to a place by in-laws like - might be 888 - in a mall right next to a large Vietnamese place on the corner (has cart service) - very good but not in the top league i think

So where should i try this time? It's hard not to go back to Noodle House. I've seen Elite and Sea Harbor are listed as "best" dim sum - any cart service that is in a top tier?

I've seen Kam Hong Garden and Giang Nan listed recently - of course they look great as well but hard to decide.

I can hit a few places if they are close proximity to one another so if you have a "crawl" in mind let me know. Or stand alone places are fine too.

Also i had heard in the past about Babita's. Is that still good - worth a trip? Also Wahib's gets good press but again - we are in Claremont so anything is a drive.

Feel free to refer me to threads - you get so much under a SGV search.

Thank you thank you thank you. Plus it's my birthday this time while i visit so i reserve the right to try three places on one trip. I will wear the stretchy pants.


ps We always go to Fosselmans for something sweet after dim sum. If you have a different or interesting sweet option let me know. I also love real brewed tea bubble tea but always end up at lollicups because i know where they are.

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