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New Chinese Restaurants mark change in Rancho Cucamonga

In the burgeoning Chinese community of Rancho Cucamonga, the opening of a soup dumpling restaurant is a sign of the culture’s growing presence.

Seven Grams is an authentic Chinese restaurant that originally opened in Tustin, California and added its second location last year. The restaurant specializes in steamy xiao long bao, or soup dumplings, stuffed with ground pork and chicken, the Daily Bulletin reports.

David Chan, a famous Los Angeles food blogger, has visited both locations complimenting their “delicious” sesame oil noodles. But, when it comes to the restaurant’s second location, the blogger was surprised The Sun reports.

In an Instagram post, Chan wrote “A little surprising that this wildly popular Irvine-adjacent restaurant decided to pen their first branch here rather than the San Gabriel Valley.”

With 14% of current Rancho Cucamonga residents being Chinese American, this dumpling restaurant expansion represents a reflection of the increasing cultural diversity in the community.

A few years back, Chan wrote in his blog that the city has obtained “the critical mass of Chinese residents for dedicated authentic Chinese restaurants.”

Seven Grams’ decision to expand in Rancho Cucamonga indicates the city’s growing Chinese community and its needs.

Loraine Hemmingway, a half-Chinese and half-Filipino woman, grew up in the area accustomed to eating Americanized Chinese restaurants. However, she has since applauded the city for its expansion and representation of authentic Chinese cuisine.

“This is very satisfying,” Loraine said while eating at Seven Grams, according to The Sun. “This tastes like food we had in China.”

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