Oct 17, 2009

Dean Sin World - Monterey Park, CA


Dean Sin World in Monterey Park. Very tiny place, there were only 3-4 tables and maybe up to 10 people can sit down and eat.

The lady who works here was so friendly and nice. She said absolutely everything has no MSG. Everything made from scratch. While we were here eating, customers kept coming in and out, ordering food to go, but every single customer was Chinese. They were all speaking in Chinese. Nobody spoke English. Looks like real Chinese customers loves this place. That makes me think that this is the real Chinese food you get in China.

All the prices below are including tax.

making from scratch

They were making dumplings and cakes from scratch.

Complimentary peanuts with nori seaweed and sugar or salt mixture. They said the mixture is homemade.

wonton soup $4.70

eggrolls $4.20
I loved these eggrolls. This was one of my favorites I ever ate. Inside I think was only pork, carrots and napa or something like that, very simple. It also had some clear gravy/soup thing in it that made it delicious.

Their famous steamed pork bun (10) (a.k.a. soup dumplings / Xiao Long Bao) $5.30

Unfortunately, my first 3 dumplings had NO SOUP in them, and they weren't tasty at all, BUT after the 4th dumpling, I finally got the ones with soup, and it was delicious.

We recently tried Din Tai Fung soup dumplings, which is another famous place for soup dumplings, but we prefer Dean Sin World. Because it's cheaper and has more flavor, although sometimes some of them don't have soup inside. The lady said Din Tai Fung only uses chicken stock, that's why their dumplings don't have much flavor.

egg noodles $4.70
They said 8 ingredients in it. Tofu, pork, bamboo shoots, etc.

complimentary red bean cake


This is the vinegar you use when you eat soup dumplings. They said it has to be this one. I guess this is the most common vinegar in China. After we left, we bought this at a supermarket in Monterey Park for around $1.50 or so. I think we're gonna start using this every time we make Chinese food that uses vinegar.

Rating (food): 4.3 / 5
Rating (service):5 / 5
Repeat: Yes

Dean Sin World
306 N. Garfield Ave. #2
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(626) 571-0636

open 7 days:10am-8pm


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