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BEST CHINESE IN MONTEREY PARK

Does it have to be actually Monterey Park? How about the contiguous towns like Alhambra, Rosemead, San Gabril?

Nov 29, 2009
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Chinese in Monterey Park?

Nov 18, 2009
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Cantonese style Chinese on the Eastside for 30 ppl

Oh, that changes everything. Old time Canto is rare and there is considerable disagreement as to whether any of the remaining places is any good. This thread pretty much discusses all the possibilities. Maybe Chinese Garden in Montebello.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/545283

Oct 26, 2009
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SGV Chinese Seafood for beginners, experts please advise

Newport Seafood is fine, but you will pay market rate for lobster, whereas a lot of other places will have lobster specials (e.g., free with $50 of other dishes, $3.00 if you order two other dishes). You might want to try one of the larger restaurants for the ambience, such as NBC, Ocean Star or New Capital. Bottom line is that you really can't go wrong with any of the places mentioned on this board.

Aug 17, 2009
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Riverside: University Cafe

Brief mention on the California board.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/5902...

Aug 02, 2009
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PV Palace Dim Sum - Anyone Tried it?

It's been mentioned a few times. Here's one post.

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/582830

Jul 26, 2009
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Green Village (review + pics)

Yes, it's been shut for the year. Was even the lead part of an LA Times story on vacant shopping malls. Rowland Heights branch is still open, though.

Jul 22, 2009
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Excellent Take Out Chinese Near Silver Lake?

Actually that would be my first thought, too. Also maybe Hoy King or Golden City.

Jun 01, 2009
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Excellent Take Out Chinese Near Silver Lake?

It's just too close to Chinatown. Just like Pasadena is too close to Monterey Park to have its own good Chinese food.

Jun 01, 2009
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Excellent Take Out Chinese Near Silver Lake?

Nada. You're out of luck. You'll have to go to Chinatown.

Jun 01, 2009
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Vietnamese Coffee Houses in Orange County

Has anybody tried these and are they any good?

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/sa...

Jun 01, 2009
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New Formosa Cafe?

May 17, 2009
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Chinatown dimsum

You're not going to wow her anyplace in Chinatown. CBS Seafood is OK.

May 07, 2009
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Dim Sum in Diamond Bar/Rowland Heights?

A sizable minority of Cantonese dim sum restaurants do XLB, but the theorem that you don't eat non-Cantonese food at a Cantonese restaurant and vice versa holds up.

May 02, 2009
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the quest for cobbler

Apr 28, 2009
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Ensenada Style Fish Tacos in LA

No further than driving to the San Gabriel Valley for Chinese food.

Apr 28, 2009
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Another SGV DimSum Query

New Capital doesn't get a lot of props for quality. Not to say that it's bad, since it isn't, but it's really the value alternative when it comes to dim sum. Capital (on Garvey) has a lot of nice items and very nice decor.

Apr 27, 2009
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140 San Gabriel Square

Yeah, Tung Lai Shun the Islamic place was the only real destination restaurant there. Also Green Village years ago. Bunch of specialty restaurants there --certainly not bad, but not spectacular either. 108 Cafe good for shaved ice.

Apr 24, 2009
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CHINATOWN- is there anything worth it?

Except as the first response at the top of the thread points out, it's the "former" Sam Woo now.

Apr 20, 2009
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Lunch in East LA/monterey park?

Silver & Gold Amazing. (Thanks, I guess, to C. Thi for spilling the beans.)

http://www.latimes.com/theguide/resta...

Apr 14, 2009
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Best Zha Liang? (Rice Sheet-Wrapped Chinese Doughnuts)

Good 'n cheap at Yum Cha Cafe.

Apr 09, 2009
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H K Gourmet Delight in Arcadia

Mar 21, 2009
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Frozen dumplings?

Actually the better alternative is to buy them direct from the restaurants. You get a higher quality product for a good price. Hopefully other Hounds can tell you which of the San Gabriel Valley dumpling restaurants you should be buying from as many, though not all will sell them frozen uncooked.

Mar 20, 2009
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a better chinese breakfast?

Yes, Taiwanese, best known for their breakfast.

Mar 09, 2009
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a better chinese breakfast?

I believe the Board favorite is Four Sea Restaurant in the Von's shopping center on Hacienda Blvd. in Hacienda Heights.

Mar 09, 2009
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Brea/Rowland Heights area

A little further west in Hacienda Heights is West Coast Seafood, the only really decent and authentic Chinese buffet in the L.A. area. It's on Azusa Ave. across from the west entrance to the Puente Hills mall. Chinese families always bring little kids so you wouldn't be out of place. I think weeknight dinner might be somewhere in the $15 range plus or minus.

Feb 25, 2009
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where can i get a good bánh mì on the westside?

That would be Lien Hoa.

Feb 24, 2009
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ISO of Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown that takes Reservations

Plum Tree left Hill St. in 2007. It's on Broadway now. Food is very Americanized.

Jan 27, 2009
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Take a Bao in Century City

I think the predominant sentiment would be "Don't bother"

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/565340

Jan 22, 2009
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Dim sum for dinner tonight?

Not really except for leftover takeout food. See thread from last month. Maybe Joss is Beverly Hills?

http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/577976

Jan 20, 2009
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