April 2, 2007 6

Lu Din Gee (San Gabriel)

By in 01: San Gabriel

Nine of us dined at this Chinese restaurant Lu Din Gee specialized in Peking Duck. We got carried away and ended up ordering too many food.
We got hungry while waiting for the rest of our party to arrive so we ordered the cold appetizer Sauteed Pork Slices. Thin, non-oily and tasty, very good!

The Roasted Peking Duck has to be ordered at least one hour in advance. There are 3 ways to eat the duck: A) the traditional way with the thin pancake + scallions + sauce, B) stir-Fried Bean Sprout with Duck Meat, or C) Duck Bone Soup. Since we got two ducks so we had one in A and the 2nd one in A and B. The duck skin is cripsy yet melt in your mouth (amazing!), meat is juicy. Our friend said that even though it’s good, especially compare with other places in So. Cal, it’s still a long way from the ones in China.

Note: one duck is pretty big enough for 8-9 people. We couldn’t finish most of the 2nd duck (which is half size).

The Stir-Fried Bean Sprout with Duck Meat from the 2nd half of the duck. Not much flavor and bland, should have get the Duck bone soup instead. A Japanese + chinese fusion dish B.B.Q. Eel on Steamed Sweet Rice, the eel is delicious, airy texture and fresh tasting, and love the sticky rice.

Stir Fried Pineapple & Shell-less Shrimp in Mayo. The very spicy and flavorful Cumin Lamb. Had to wash it down with beer ^^;;

Northern Tofu, for some reason I didn’t taste this dish ^^;; Southern Style Sauteed Pork Rib, the sauteed pickled vegetables are very tasty.

DSC03356.jpgMy friend caught a glimpse of “snoopy”-like figure and thought it’s just her imagination, as the under plate seems to be a regular blue china plate. Then we removed the bowl on top and realized it WAS a Snoopy plate ^^;;;

The menu other than their specialty Peking Duck seems to mainly consist of Northern Chinese dishes, some are more “contemporary” and there’re even some cafe-ish items (ie: Ja-Jiang Noodle)…such an odd mix.

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6 Responses to “Lu Din Gee (San Gabriel)”

  1. erica says:

    how do you girls manage to stay so skinny??

  2. H.C. says:

    I had the duckmeat & sprout stir-fry too and was underwhelmed. And wow, that is a heckuva a lot of food! (Didn’t know they serve fried shrimp in mayo too)

    Also, I think LDF is in San Gabriel (or Rosemead) & not Alhambra

  3. Joan says:

    Mistake is corrected, thanks for pointing out, H.C.

    We’re not that skinny Erica…^^;; We do usually try not to meat and carb on weeknights (mon-thurs). We usually just eat boil vegetables, soup, tofu and egg for dinner. Though that’s more to do with our rather long work hours and laziness to cook proper meal.

  4. Anonymous says:

    the dishes look so totally delicious- I wish there were more of this in the westside

  5. Aubrey says:

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  6. seat says:

    The unagi rice is so out-of-place. So is the snoopy plate. ^^;;