Two things came to mind when TTH suggested this restaurant last Sunday: 1) oh god, another Justin Ko recommendation? and 2) what kind of Chinese restaurant name is “Kingburg”? Of course I had my reservations about this place as a result. But if he is indeed right about this, then I would have myself another cheap noodle and dumpling place to go to in the SGV. Plus he was about to win his fantasy football matchup for the week, so anything was possible.
The restaurant has an interesting option where you may select one of the noodle dishes and five pieces of dumplings for either $6.50 or $7 (depending on type of dumplings you order). A pretty cool option, especially if you’re dining solo and want some variety. The beef noodle soup was not bad, but could’ve used a little more salt. The dumplings, while not as juicy as I had hoped, was pretty good once paired with some soy and vinegar. Kingburg (still don’t know why it’s named so) doesn’t do either particularly well, but both the noodles and dumplings were both decent.
Chris Hei grade: B-
715 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776