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.
Crispy Shrimp Rolls
Scallop Dumplings made with Squid Ink
Jumbo Pork Siu Mai
Jumble Pork Har-Gow
Steamed BBQ Pork Baos
Mushroom Veggie Bao
Rice Noodle Rolls with BBQ Pork
Red Rice Noodle Rolls with Mushrooms
Baked Abalone Puff
Inside of the Baked Abalone Puff
Spinach & Shrimp DUmpling
Braised Yee Mein with Lobster
Pan Fried Bun with Crab Meat
Pan Fried Bun with Crab Meat and Ground Pork
Mixed Puff with Pork (aka Ham Sui Gok)
Deep Fried Carrot Balls
Deep Fried Carrot Balls have a runny egg yolk filling inside
Dessert Soup with egg, water chestnuts, etc.
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.