Hello Lunasia Dim Sum Torrance!

Hello Lunasia Dim Sum Torrance!

Lunasia Dim Sum’s first location was in Alhambra, CA. They quickly became popular because of their great selection of dim sum (点心) and Cantonese entrees. Soon after the opening of their first location; they opened up locations in Pasadena, CA and Cerritos, CA. This past week they opened up their fourth location in California and it happens to be in Torrance, CA! When I heard they opened up in the South Bay; I definitely got excited. I love dim sum and was thrilled to be able to check this place out recently for their soft opening.

Their menu consists of steamed dim sum, baked and fried dim sum and various Cantonese entrees (soup, noodles, fried rice, meat dishes). They also have a good selection of hot tea. For my visit here; I chose to get a mix of dim sum and entrees.

For the dim sum; I got their Steamed Chicken Feet, Bean Curd with Broth, Sticky Rice, Rice Noodle Roll with Beef and Macao Style Egg Tarts. For the entrees; I chose to get a Minced Pork and Century Egg and Congee as well as their Chow Mein with Black Pepper Beef. I absolutely loved every thing we ordered. Everything was full of flavor. They definitely are generous with their portions too!

Bean Curd with Broth – It was first time getting this dim sum dish in a broth. At other dim sum places; I typically don’t see this with broth and so was pleasantly surprised to see the tofu in a broth. The bean curd was packed with veggies and meat. It’s a great light dim sum dish.

Sticky Rice – I love sticky rice at dim sum and here at Lunasia Dim Sum House they have a great version. They pack their sticky rice with lots of with pork, abalone and veggies. This is definitely very fulfilling.

Rice Noodle Roll with Beef – If you are a big fan or rice noodle rolls like me; Lunasia Dim Sum House is the place to go. They have several different rice noodles. Their selection includes Rice Noodle Roll with Beef, Rice Noodle Roll with BBQ Pork, Rice Noodle Roll with Shrimp, Veggie Rice Noodle Roll, Rice Noodle Roll with Chinese Donut and Crispy Shrimp Rice Noodle. I absolutely loved my selection of Rice Noodle Roll with Beef. It was wells seasoned with soy sauce and it there was lots of beef inside.

Macao Style Egg Tarts – For dim sum dessert; egg tarts are my go-to dessert. Here at Lunasia; they have a fantastic creamy egg custard inside a flaky pastry shell. It practically melts in your mouth.

Minced Pork and Century Egg and Congee – Minced Pork and Century Egg and Congee was a great congee for sharing. It was a very heartwarming and comforting broth.

Chow Mein with Black Pepper Beef – The Chow Mein with Beef was definitely one of my favorites during this visit. There was plenty of crispy noodles topped with lots of sauce and beef. I love how the sauce soaks the noodles so some of it is soft, while some of it stays crispy. I also really love the the tender beef they topped it with and the variety of vegetables.

It is so awesome to see Lunasia Dim Sum House in the South Bay! With their tasty dim sum and and entrees; they are sure to be well loved by many dim sum lovers like myself.

For more smiles; please check out my Yelp review on Luansia Dim Sum Torrance.

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Hello Tasty Noodle House!

Hello Tasty Noodle House!

There’s a tasty new place that opened up late last year in Lomita, California and it’s no other than Tasty Noodle House. It’s a Shanghainese cuisine eatery that has several California branches. They have restaurants in Hacienda heights, Irvine, Cerritos, Chino Hills and San Diego.

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Tasty Noodle House has quite an extensive menu and during my visit here, my initial thought was their menu was comparable to the size of Cheesecake Factory’s! (Insert Hello Kitty Foodie giggles here :D). Instead of pages and pages of entrees and cheesecake however, this place had pages and pages of delicious Shanhainese selections. 😉

One of the first noticeable items is their amazing line of up of various dumplings. Their dumpling menu ranges from different vegetarian, meat and seafood wontons to different wonton soups.

I first tried their Shangai Sticky Rice Shiu-Mai.

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I’ve always been a fan of sticky rice at dim sum restaurants. I found this shiu-mai to be so interesting because it is a dumpling with sticky rice inside. It has a chewy dumpling skin on the outside and inside is the moist sticky rice. It’s a very unique take on sticky rice.

One of my favorite dumplings here is actually one of their soup offerings. I absolutely love their Shanghai Wonton Soup.

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It’s a very heartwarming broth filled shitake mushrooms, veggies, wonton strips and ten soft luscious dumplings. The dumplings are generously filled with flavorful pork.

Speaking of pork, Tasty Noodle House has a very popular dish in their Shanghai Grilled Pork Bun.

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The Shanghai Grilled Pork Buns is a absolutely wonderful! They’re huge in size and are filled with a nice amount of flavorful pork. I also like the touch of sesame seeds that they have on the buns.

Aside from different dumplings, they have various rice dishes. I tried their Yeung Chow Fried Rice.

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This is a very fulfilling fried rice dish. It is packed with several ingredients such as shrimp, Chinese Sausage and veggies.

Last but definitely not least is their extensive noodle selection. After all this is Tasty Noodle House. 😉

One of the first noodles I tried was their Shanghai Style Chow Mein.

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I liked how this dish had chicken and Chinese broccoli. It’s got your greens and protein. You can check off healthy eats with this one.

The other noodle dish I got to try was there Basil Beef Noodles.

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The basil in this dish is very distinct and one will instantly taste the flavoring at first bite.

Tasty Noodle House definitely lives up to it’s name. It wasn’t just the noodles that was tasty but their dumplings, soup, fried rice and pork buns. Hmm perhaps their name of should’ve been Tasty Everything House. 😉 Overall a very tasty place. 🙂

For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Tasty Noodle House.