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Anthony Bourdain-Approved Dumplings Arrive on Convoy

LA-based Myung In Dumplings expands to San Diego

Friends and readers have been sending in food porn dispatches from Myung In Dumplings, which opened late last month, replacing Voltero's Pizza in a busy Convoy Street plaza.

The Los Angeles-area transplant, which also has locations in Garden Grove and Torrance, got a boost when Anthony Bourdain visited its L.A. Koreatown outpost for a Parts Unknown episode back in 2013 and the San Diego store proudly displays an autographed photo of Bourdain on the wall; the chain was also featured in a recent issue of Lucky Peach magazine.

Founded by a China-born chef of Korean descent, Myung In specializes in a short Korean-Chinese hybrid menu that ranges from thin-skinned boiled dumplings to baseball-sized steamed buns made of tender yeast dough encasing meat and vegetable fillings, all made on-site. Mmm-yoso called the dumplings "better than average for San Diego" while Kirbie's Cravings liked their "white as snow, fluffy as a cloud" King steamed buns.

Myungln Dumplings

4344 Convoy St, San Diego, CA 92111 (858) 565-2688