Dim Sum Dinner at Lunasia Chinese Cuisine 金凱旋宮 in Alhambra, CA

Dim Sum Dinner at Lunasia Chinese Cuisine 金凱旋宮 in Alhambra

These days, if you can’t make it for a dim sum brunch early weekend hours, then having dim sum for dinner is becoming a more and more of an option here in the Greater Los Angeles area.

Lunasia’s current dim sum menu offers the traditional items as well as some fancier dim sum dishes such as the Scallop Dumplings with Squid Ink Wrap, Baked Abalone Tarts, and the Pan Fried Pork Bun with added Crab Meat.  While we loved the Scallop Dumplings and the Pan Fried Pork & Crab baos, we didn’t feel the same with the Baked Abalone Tart, as the abalone was quite hard.

Dim sum, for the most part, is priced the same for both lunch and dinner hours, and the execution of many of the items we ordered were quite good.  The only dishes that didn’t work for us were the rice noodle rolls.  Both types we ordered were overcooked.

Another plus about having dim sum at this location at night?  Less crowds, ample parking, and there’s no feeling rushed to finish your meal so that they can flip the table quickly for the next party.

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Modern Indonesian Fusion and Bone Broth Noodle Soups at Bone Kettle

Modern Indonesian Fusion and Bone Broth Noodle Soups at Bone Kettle

Nicely plated dishes that tasted lovely, but nothing special.  The bone broth soup with noodles was good, but it was just too much of a production for a bowl of bone broth that was poured over a batch of ramen egg noodles.

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Complimentary Roasted Peanuts and Pickled Shredded Palm Root
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Gado Gado – Indonesian fried rice cake salad tossed with creamy tamarind-peanut sauce
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Short Rib Rendang – Indonesian curry, fried peanuts, roasted pearl onions, cream of avocado & fried leeks
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Steamed Oxtail Dumpkings – Oxtail tips, mushrooms and San Bai Su sauce
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Ube Gnocchi – Duck confit, apricot cubes, crushed pecans, roasted mushrooms and spiced coconut sauce
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Ube Gnocchi – Duck confit, apricot cubes, crushed pecans, roasted mushrooms and spiced coconut sauce
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Mie Goreng Pedas – Traditional Indonesian spicy, wok-fried noodle with sous-vide egg
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Mie Goreng Pedas – Traditional Indonesian spicy, wok-fried noodle with sous-vide egg
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Bone Kettle Ramen
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Bone Kettle Ramen
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Bone Kettle Broth Pour Over
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Braised Ox Tail Protein Choice for the Bone Kettle Ramen Soup
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Braised Ox Tail
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Result, The Bone Kettle Ramen Soup with Braised Ox Tail
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Ramen served very al dente. Let the broth soak in the cook the noodles.
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Pear and Sugarcane Tea
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They offer Vegan and Vegetarian Options

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Le Menu
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Eating at the Bar