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Quiet in Culver City?

Any suggestions for a quiet dinner with friends in Culver City or environs?

Dec 07, 2012
BobinLA in Los Angeles Area

The Etymology Of Dumplings & Buns Relative To Chinese Cuisine [split from L.A. board]

OK, you guys who use acronyms for various components of Chinese meals are obviously out of my league, but I'll forge ahead - Based on the photos J.L. posted, I don't think either one (tho they look delicious) are what I'm after. The dumplings I've had before at Mandarin House of Noodle and its predecessor, Mandarine Noodle Deli, are boiled dumplings served in a dish that looks like a muffin pan. There is liquid "soup" inside the dumpling.

Jun 18, 2011
BobinLA in General Topics

soup dumplings on west side?

Has anyone found a place on the west side that serves soup dumplings (I think the correct name is Xiaolongbao) somewhere west of downtown? I love House of Mandarin Noodle, but Temple City is a long way from Westchester.

Jun 17, 2011
BobinLA in Los Angeles Area

Elderflower Sidecar

St Germain is, in my opinion, over-used. A good elderflower syrup, such as Darbo, is a better addition in most cases.

Nov 14, 2009
BobinLA in Recipes