Got a hankering for jumbo Wuxi-style soup dumplings that you have to eat with a boba straw? Time for a trip to Long Xing Ji in San Gabriel. If the restaurant name sounds familiar, that's because it used to be called Wang Xing Ji. Same space, staff and cooks, new owner. Besides the soup dumpling, Jonathan Gold recommends ordering the regular-sized pork dumplings, the cold smoked fish, the candied eel, the crab-and-pork buns and the spare ribs.
Long Xing Ji
140 West Valley Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Music: "American Boy" (Instrumental) by Estelle