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).
Shrimp har gow
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.
Fried taro (couldn't find this item on the menu, so SinoSoul just asked our server), beef chow fun and turnip cake.
BBQ pork bun: they tasted as perfect as they look.
Spareribs in black bean sauce
Rice noodle of sorts. We ordered the shrimp, but what arrived involved shrimp egg rolls and it was damn good.
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.
Sesame balls: these were fantastic. I kept marveling at just how good they were.
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!
500 West Main St.
Alhambra, CA 91801