SGV: Dumplings and More at Beijing Pie House

lamb and squash pies

lamb and squash pies

 

It seems my trip to Beijing Pie House has been years in the making. At the very least, I’ve wanted to try it for a while. I attempted to go one night a few months ago but it had just closed (go before 9 p.m.!). So we headed back for lunch and luckily we were seated after a short wait.

The restaurant is on the smaller side and quite busy slinging these Beijing pies. I knew we had to get them but which ones? They had them in a variety of meats as well as vegetarian. We opted for lamb and squash. I figured Beijingers should do lamb well. These were incredibly juicy.

scallion pancakes

scallion pancakes

We actually started with the scallion pancakes (called green onion cakes on the menu). They weren’t my favorite but it gives you something to nibble on while waiting for all your food (our server commented we ordered a lot for two people but we enjoy leftovers).

 

steamed veggie dumplings

steamed veggie dumplings

 

I would have loved to try the fish dumplings but they were out. My temporary pescatarian friend decided to get the steamed veggie dumplings instead. These were mostly stuffed with scrambled eggs. They weren’t bad and actually the wrappers were quite enjoyable.

pork and shrimp dumplings

pork and shrimp dumplings

 

I loved the lacy design created by the pan fried dumplings. I’m not suffering from temporary pescatarianism so I got the pork and shrimp leek dumplings. The wrappers were a little thicker than I like but they held the juicy dumplings in well.

tomato and egg noodles

tomato and egg noodles

 

We also shared the tomato and egg noodles which came with this crazy savory broth that I’m almost certain is beef. There’s no way this is vegetarian but you might want to check with your server. The huge pieces of egg and tomato make this simple dish a good filling lunch bet.

I love that Beijing Pie House lists their frozen dumplings pricing along side the regular menu prices. As if you’d suddenly decide to just buy a bag of frozen dumplings rather than eating at the restaurant. But considering the wait sometimes, maybe it’s not a bad idea.

 

Beijing Pie House

846 E Garvey Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91755
 

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