Thursday, February 25, 2010


Rejoice! I finally got to knock Lunasia off my must-try list. And I couldn't have picked better partners-in-crime: Wandering Chopsticks, SinoSoul and his lovely wife, and Charles. Boy, did we do some dimsum damage! Preface: everything was seriously good (notes have been provided for particularly memorable dishes).

Lunasia pork dumplings
Pork dumplings

Lunasia shrimp har gow
Shrimp har gow

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Pork siumai: one of the best items. I was too stuffed to enjoy them properly at the time of the meal, but they were incredibly good even as leftovers later that night.

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Fried taro (couldn't find this item on the menu, so SinoSoul just asked our server), beef chow fun and turnip cake.

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BBQ pork bun: they tasted as perfect as they look.

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Spareribs in black bean sauce

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Rice noodle of sorts. We ordered the shrimp, but what arrived involved shrimp egg rolls and it was damn good.

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Panfried potstickers

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Chicken feet: while I wouldn't be able to polish off an order by my lonesome, I'm glad that I made the plunge. Tasted mostly like chicken skin to me.

Lunasia sesame balls
Sesame balls: these were fantastic. I kept marveling at just how good they were.

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Egg custard: good and loved the "charred" top, but the sesame balls stole the show for me in the desserts department.

Lunasia was one big blur that came out to $16 per person (including tip). I was giddy walking away with such a low bill. Dimsum is such a major bargain, though, that Lunasia's prices are considered high compared to their competitors (granted the quality is better here).

Big thanks to Wandering Chopsticks and SinoSoul for being my dimsum guides! I enjoyed our meal immensely and hope to break carbs with you guys soon again!

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weezermonkey said...

Yummeh! I've *still* not been!

Pandalicious said...

nice, i'll have to check this out. still can't find a dim sum place in LA that rivals Koi Palace in the bay.

Kung Food Panda said...

Tasty! Big fan of Lunasia!

Wandering Chopsticks said...


Dunno if it was the wait but the food was seriously a step up from good that day.

bagnatic said...

looks so yummy. making me want some dimsum now.

Marie said...

Weezermonkey: Go! I was very pleased with our meal. Our monstrous, monstrous meal.

Pandalicious: Hope you will! Lunasia has stolen my heart.

Kung Food Panda: Word! I will perhaps try Elite sometime as well. I know you are a fan of theirs, too.

Wandering Chopsticks: It was an absolute delight. I will gladly visit the land of Lunasia anytime!

Bagnatic: Try it sometime! I don't think you'll be disappointed.

SinoSoul said...

Uhm, why didn't I comment earlier? iunno.

Thinking back, I'm wondering if WC is right. perhaps cognitive dissonance? but good god, they were firing all cylinders that morning.

Marie said...

SinoSoul: Either way, it was totally awesome!