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Tasty Village Quietly Replaces Spring Wave in San Gabriel Square


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Tasty Village Quietly Replaces Spring Wave in San Gabriel Square

Chandavkl | Aug 16, 2011 07:37 PM

Most new Chinese restaurants like to be extremely conspicuous when opening up--large banners, signs, and other fanfare to call attention to the new opening. However such is not the case with Tasty Village, where I stared at the restaurant for quite a while before figuring out this was something new. There appears to be a method to this low key approach. They seem to want to trade off of the reputation of the predecessor Spring Wave. The blackboard in front proclaims that "Tasty Village/Spring Wave" is a No. 1 Chinese restaurant on Yelp. Except that Tasty Village appears to be unrelated to Spring Wave and does not seem to have any Yelp reviews of its own. Both restaurants are Shanghai style. I had the bean starch sheets with preserved vegetables--a little thicker/harder than normal, good not great. Tasty Village is in #209 in San Gabriel Square (140 W. Valley Bl.)

In other news of Valley Blvd., following up TonyC's Eater LA note that Dumpling 10053 has closed and is in the process of moving to Atlantic Times Square in Monterey Park as Fortune Dumpling, the new signage is already up at 10053 Valley Blvd. for Chopstick Kitchen, though it looks like it'll be a while before it opens up.

Dumpling 10053
10053 Valley Blvd Ste 2, El Monte, CA 91731

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