1/17/2006

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.

1 Comments:

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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