Elite Dim Sum

Dim Sum Brunch at Elite Dim Sum in Monterey Park, San Gabriel Valley.

When I’m not eating melons, I take food rather seriously.  Been up since 5am, giddy with excitement.  We arrive at Elite Dim Sum just as the doors were opening.  The restaurant begins filling up soon after we sat down.  I ordered…

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…3 meat-eaters and 1 vegetarian…16 dishes should be enough, right?

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Unbuckle your belts – here we go!

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Ate at least one whole portion (and a few seconds) of everything. Steamed BBQ Pork Bun…

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…Pork Shu Mai…

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…and another mystery pig dish that I’m realizing we never asked for. BBQ flavored, with a flaky crust.

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Golden Cream Bun (sweet)…

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…Mushroom Dumpling with Meat…

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…Supreme Mixed Vegetable Rice Noodle (the only savory dish that was vegetarian)…

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…Sesame Balls…

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…Pan fried corn cake (FYI there’s seafood in it)…

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…Shrimp Har Gow…

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…Macau Egg Custard.

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Everything was solid, but here were the overall table faves – Congee with Double Meat Balls, Crispy Shrimp Rice Noodle…

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…Crispy Snow Buns…

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…and another custard-filled treat, which came around on trays (more like the traditional dim sum carts).

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Fried Taro Cake – not everyone liked these…

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…I did, so I ate two!

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Other you-can-probably-skip-it orders – Sticky Rice Lotus Leaf Wrap (filled with pork and seafood)

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Beef short ribs with Black Pepper Sauce

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FYI – if you arrive before 9:45am, you can’t order off the Special Chef’s menu…

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…we left around that time, and the place wasn’t too bad!

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19 thoughts on “Elite Dim Sum

  1. caloricandcrazy

    Dim sum was never my favorite style of eating, but you sure can never go hungry!!

  2. Nancy

    i think that BBQ pork puff pastry might be Curry in baked bread?! (咖哩角, as we call it in TW) It’s a traditional Chinese snack 🙂

    2nd pic of this website

  3. Frances Benson Stiles

    WoW! That's a lot of food…are there more veggie offerings than just the one? I don't think any local restaurants do dim sum. I've been to one in Phila. I kind of don't like to share my food…don't know why.

  4. Floey

    Yes! 🙂 I’ve been there before. The golden sweet buns are my favorite! Not to mention they’re adorable.

  5. Mayuka Hata

    Thank you for stopping by on the other day!
    OMG! After you mentioned you are goint to Dim Sum, I was thinking about it all day yesterday… Now I saw these pictures, I seriously crave Dim Sum!

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