The cylindrical mandus at this Koreatown food court stand are tightly stuffed with large shrimp, minced pork, ,scallion, vermicelli noodles and spicy gochujang (chili pepper paste). $7.99 gets you a plate of eight steamed dumplings with a side of sliced daikon for cleaning your palate. It’s a wonder how so much flavor is packed into such a neat roll.
Between LA's countless taquerías, Thai spots and burger joints, cheap eats in LA are aplenty. We love to find (and share) an under-$10, budget meal. Here, we pick our favorite dumpling finds, from traditional xiao long bao (soup dumplings) to international versions from Russia, Nepal, Korea and more that literally stuff as much value as they do flavor.
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