Devotees wait at the door for the 11 a.m. opening on Saturdays and Sundays, the only days this famed dumpling house makes the soup dumplings called xiao long bao, amazing broth-and-pork-filled creations that always sell out fast. But those are by no means the only good things to eat in this cheerful, always-crowded café. We swoon over the juicy Shanghai pork dumplings, the shrimp wonton and the soups. Service is of the eat-and-get-out variety.
1108 S. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, 626.574.7068, Shanghai/dumplings. L & D daily. No booze. AE, MC, V. $