Wednesday, March 20, 2013

1 + 1 Dumpling House-Closed

1 + 1 Dumpling House
14720 Pipeline Ave Ste B
Chino Hills

Dumplings in Chino Hills?  Most people expect to go to Rowland Heights for dumplings.  But, 1+1 Dumpling House in Chino Hills matches up to any dumpling restaurant in Rowland Heights.   Located next door to Roscoe's Famous Deli, 1+1 Dumpling House is a small restaurant, with the main dining area seating about 25 people and a private dining area that seats about 20.

David Allen gave 1 +1 Dumpling House a good review.

Beef wrap $4.95.  A crispy pancake that is flaky and has a nice crust, tender beef, a sweet hoisin sauce, and green onions.  This was ok, not great and a bit smaller than other beef wraps I've had.  The sweetness of the hoisin sauce is a bit overpowering.  

Fried hand made noodles with vegetables-bok choy, tomatoes, and onions- $5.95.  This was great.  The hand made noodles were very fresh.  You could tell be the texture these noodles didn't come from a box.  The veggies were all well cooked and seasoned.  Interesting that this dish had tomatoes, which you don't see much in Chinese cooking.  I liked this dish but the portion size is a bit small. 

Juicy pork steam dumpling, $6.95. Xiao long bao in Chinese. This is very good. The texture of the wrapper is perfect.  The pork was well seasoned and tender.  The soup inside the dumpling was so good.  Ten pieces for $6.95 is a steal.  1 + 1 Dumpling is running a special; order over $20 worth of food and you get a free order of xiao long bao!

Pan fried pork and celery dumplings, $7.95.  The majority of these dumplings didn't have that nice brown bottom.  They needed to be fried at least 2-3 minutes longer.  The inside seemed to be a bit unseasoned but a bit overpowering with the celery.

Service was good.  They are nice and friendly.  But, they did take forever to bring our check!

I would go back to 1 + 1 Dumpling House for the xiao long bao any time.  I think the pork dumplings, instead of pork and celery, would be better to order and they would need to leave the dumplings in the pan a lot longer.  I will return to try some of their other dishes.  The spicy shrimp looked great!