Dragon Mark

dragon mark dumplings
Originally uploaded by illewminator.
For anyone else who is *over* the overrated dumplings at the perennially overcrowded Din Tai Fung, consider giving Dragon Mark a try. Located in the corner of yet another mini-mall in the San Gabriel Valley, Dragon Mark specializes in Shanghai-style food. To me (and I freely admit I am no Shanghai cuisine expert), this means the delicate steamed "soup dumplings" (xio long bao), pan-fried pork dumplings, pan fried rice cakes, various noodle soups, and scallion pancakes (see below photo of our most recent meal). Everything I've had here has been delicious -- freshly prepared, not overly greasy, and rather delicately seasoned.

dragon mark

Even better, I've never had to wait in a crowded lobby or parking lot with hundreds of over hungry people AND it's cheaper than DTF -- I've never spent more than $10 for a meal (we usually go with a group of 4-6, and order several dishes to share). Check it out the next time you're in the area. And stop by the Konjac place in the mini-mall for a green tea konjac dessert to help you digest your food (or so they say).

Dragon Mark is located at 301 W. Valley Blvd. in San Gabriel.


Blogger VdV said...

Makes me very hungry reading this review...too bad I live in the South Bay...otherwise I've be in the SGV right NOW!

1/23/2006 10:59 PM  

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