Robert Mandler made a name for himself in the restaurant industry when he founded Chin Chin in 1983, which defined how generations of Angelenos viewed Chinese food. Robert lends his perspective to son and director, Anthony Mandler as he embarks on his first restaurant venture. Designed by Anthony himself, the soigné space features deep green velvet banquettes, brass fixtures, marble tabletops, and wood paneled ceilings.

Conceptualized by father/son team Robert and Anthony Mandler, My Little Dumpling brings an unconventional, elevated new dumpling experience to Beverly Grove. Alongside traditional house made dim sum and xiao long bao, the menu offers playful, global twists on classic Chinese dishes, using the dumpling as a parcel to convey American and other asian cuisines and their origins. Iconic LA dishes like Ahi Tuna Egg Rolls and Chinese Chicken Salad nod to the Mandler family's legacy launching the Chin Chin restaurant empire; new favorites like Cheeseburger dumplings bring a whole new modern flavor to a cultural staple. They are redefining the Chinese street food favorite with modern LA flavors- a perfect fit for the Night Market of the Future. 

Photo: Cara Ostrow

Photo: Cara Ostrow

What tasting will you be serving? Why do you think this tasting paves the next wave of food trends? 

Our Cheeseburger Dumpling with Lychee Ketchup tasting paves the next wave of food trends because it is non-traditional and therefore “trendy”. Trendy, not in a pejorative way, but rather foretelling subtle changes in the way we view and bring new life to established cuisines.

What does the future of Asian food look like? 

The future of Asian food is My Little Dumpling: traditional forms with innovative flavors and textures

What does celebrating 10 lucky years of LUCKYRICE mean to you? 

We are new to LUCKYRICE, and believe it’s always good to have “food” featured in this way, as it promotes a basic need to a level of celebration of life.

Enjoy a taste of the future with My Little Dumpling at our 10th year celebration LUCKYRICE Night Market of the Future on May 30h, 2019.

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