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Recession Obsession Eye Nosh: Dumplings

Dumplings From Jin Jian Restaurant (301 W Valley Blvd | San Gabriel, CA) | Photo by Caleb Bacon (@thecalebbacon) for LAist
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A Recession Obsession is, 1) a meal so great that it sticks in your mind long after digestion's end, and, 2) plays nice with your sensitive wallet. Is there a better place than Los Angeles to eat a wide variety of amazing food that so happens to be inexpensive? Probably not. We're as lucky as we are well fed. We last obsessed over looking at Old School Pie, and Churro Bites. Today we obsess...

Dumplings are a tricky proposition during the recession. They're addicting, and addiction can be pricey. So, find a cheap spot, knowing you may be heard exclaiming 'nother round. Sure, there's Din Tai Fung (where you can watch The Mexicans make your food,) but those places off that beaten path are going to be easiest on for your wallet. Where do you get your dumplings?