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Much like its name, Lucky 1 in Rosemead is no-frills in the best way possible. Head to this takeout-only counter located in a busy shopping plaza when you want to load up on lots of quality dim sum for a shockingly affordable price. Customers line up early to point at what they want through a glass window—almost everyone is ordering several of their legendary pineapple buns filled with creamy-sweet egg custard, which are so soft and delicious you'll wish you ordered double. Sweet dim sum are definitely a highlight here, but they also do a bang-up job with anything deep-fried: sugarcane shrimp, fried pork dumplings, and crispy egg rolls. They also sell boba, smoothies, and herbal teas if you get thirsty, too.