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10 Best Eats In Monterey Park

Consider Liang's Kitchen, possibly the best multi-provincial bistro in all of 626 right now. Got your Shaanxi, got your Shanghainese, got your Sichuanese, got your Taiwanese. In fact, square foot for square foot, there are few other joints that are competing at the same level in the entire 626. The cold deli table, though miniscule compared to Yun Garden, is fascinating, while costing less with bigger portions. Liang's is just firing on all cylinders right now. And they're not assholes.

also consider Fang's.

Shen Yang has big hits beyond their cold noodles, now when a revamped and clarified menu (~2 MO old). I can't imagine Qingdao Bread being in a top **** list of any food, and the omission of Huge Tree is glaring.

But hey, the Eastsiders are still eating at Pine & Crane.

Apr 28, 2015
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Vegetarian Chinese in the Western SGV - Some Questions

It was a little traumatic
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bwahahahahahahaha. I'm sorry. actually, more like, #SorryNotSorry.

Apr 27, 2015
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taiwanese food truck in monterey park

tempura fries + BYOB. ENDSTOP.

Apr 24, 2015
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Really good Thai food in OC?

OG meaning.. it's been around for a long, LONG time. Pre-Chowhound.

IIRC, somebody correct me if I'm wrong: Garden Grove is the more OG branch, tho not quite "REAL OG" since that it was originally on Knott/Stanton close to the big TV store, across from Knott's Berry Farm.

From Irvine, Thai Nakorn GG is a no brainer. Check Siam Town newspaper for the latest and greatest OC openings.

Apr 24, 2015
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Really good Thai food in OC?

Thai Nakorn is one of the most OG Thai's in OC, dating back 25 years. Isn't not hard to tell, they're friendly with Jitlada. ie, they support each other's restaurant. If it's good enough for Jazz, it's probably good enough for you and me.

On the Issan (not Laos) front, there's Rod-Sap.

Coming from Fullerton where you are(?), Can Coon is mind-bogglingly good and the new Noodle King is as basically as good as Hoy Ka.

There is a massive (relatively speaking) Thai presence in Bellflower.

Birch

Someone tell me if the lunch-only (and very pricey) burger is any good.

edit: please.

Apr 23, 2015
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Mori Sushi Premium Omakase + YOLO = YOLOmakase

It completely saddens me people can just "walk in" at Mori on a Friday night while tragedies like Baco Mercat has lines out the door.

Korean BBQ in Koreatown for boisterous group of 15?

I'd call Quarters first. Mostly cuz nothing is more important than getting the groom completely shitfaced so he's forgetting he's getting married soon.

Apr 20, 2015
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ISO Good food near Children's Hospital Los Angeles

AND she follows up with churros porn.

Apr 20, 2015
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Mori Sushi Premium Omakase + YOLO = YOLOmakase

Q to others who know: dinner "premium" nigiri omakase for those who just don't want 18 pieces of fish here.

Doable? Or a completely moot for someone who care not for toro XX/uni.

Apr 17, 2015
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Vietnamese food in Little Saigon vs. SGV

every single person behind every vietnamese restaurant in SGV speaks Canto.

Apr 17, 2015
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ISO Good food near Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Perfect solution: DeSano Pizza.

Free parking: check
quick pizza: check
beer for chauffeurs, err. parents: check
massive pizza ovens for viewing: check
gelato to reward patients: check

Seafood Village Is Now Seafood Palace (At Least in Monterey Park)

but it's "New" Seafood Village in Chinese... So it must be better.

Apr 16, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

I've been to maybe a dozen, and they all start with some cut of fatty tuna
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This is so off base, as far as L.A. goes. Does not exist.

Apr 15, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

yes. that's one. there are many others.

Apr 15, 2015
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Mori Sushi Premium Omakase + YOLO = YOLOmakase

#yolo.

Apr 14, 2015
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Create Your Own Stir Fry in the Los Angeles Area?

every Chinese person's house in LA?

Batterfish lunch

What I got did not resemble this save for lemon & tartar sauce. Damn foul with a chewy crust. Maybe it was the weekend.

The sandwiches were ridiculously priced for what they were.

Lovely beer cooler though.

Apr 13, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Halal carts => CHICKEN AND RICE AT KRUANG TEDD DESTROYS ANY MANHATTAN HALAL RICE.
good pizza by the slice => CUTE, BUT I'M NOT STARVING IN NYU ANYMORE.
good bagels (if you know where to go) => MONTREAL SAYS GO F YOURSELF
certain American-Chinese items (Egg rolls, general tso's, sesame noodles) => THIS IS PUTRID, AND ONLY FIT FOR SINGLE JEWS STARVING ON CHRISTMAS. SOURCE: CHINAMAN
Great Caribbean/Jamaican/Dominican food in many neighborhoods => CARRIEAN CORRIDOR. SEE: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/1010...
Good to very good Indian food in most neighborhoods. => LIVED IN FLUSHING; ARTESIA OBLITERATES THE (718) FOR INDIAN, AT A LOWER PRICE POINT.
Mid priced neighborhood Italian is better in NY => CARBONE IS NOT MID-PRICED NEIGHBORHOOD ANYTHING. REST OF CORNER RED SAUCE JOINT INEDIBLE.
Shake Shack => WILL BE TAKEN PRIVATE, SOLD TO VC, AND SELF DESTRUCT UNDER VALUATION PRESSURE
Deli Bacon Egg Cheese sandwiches => $4 BREAKFAST BANH MI IN SGV.
Chopped salad places => PLEASE DON'T TELL ME YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT CHOP'T. EVERYBODY GROWS THEIR KALE AND I CAN SORTA SPELLZ; TENDER GREENS RAISES ITS OWN MANGALITSA, CURES THEIR OWN PROSCIUTTO FOR SALAD TOPPING.
Shawarma/falafel == ARAX, ENDSTOP. THERE ARE MORE ARMENIANS IN LA THAN IN ARMENIA.

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gotta try harder, sister.

What I really love about NYC is just getting completely fucked up while bouncing down St Marks izakayas. That's it. Maybe a little of Russ & Daughters tho the new cafe is a complete turnoff. Let's not forget the $2 beef patties. Though them are all mass produced in a few factories, so maybe it's time to rethink that.

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

No.

And most the shit Manhattan tries to pass off as Trinidadian is garbage at best.

source: Trinidadian neighbors in Valley Stream.

Apr 10, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Let us not.

Seriously, have you been? during the winter? letting the pups pounce about on the snowed cover beach? after blasting down Sunrise top down (with the heaters blasting).

Nuke Ohio, no fucks given. Leave the Hamptons alone.

Apr 10, 2015
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Batterfish lunch

Can you drink onsite, ala Mama's Chicken Sausage? It's close to the zoo, but what's the point if you can't crack open a beer?

Apr 10, 2015
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Best Korean BBQ - cooked for you - not cook your own

Gwang Yang.

Apr 10, 2015
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Spicy in the North SGV, Tomorrow

Why wouldn't on automatically shoot for the hotpot? Take some pride up in this bitch, man. It certainly no worse than NYC's craptastic and filthy chicken rice. Sichuan is ALL about hot potting, even if some others on the board doesn't get the communal bonding and the relationship building aspects of the act. There is no better Chinese "trend" than hot potting right now. Embrace it, instead of fiending for some Sichuanese flipper who has sold off thrice and again.

Hai Di Lao FTMFW. It's Chinese, it's actually Sichuanese, and it's actually not a shit hole. Go for the tomato soup base, stay for the noodle puller.

Young Dong is garbage I wouldn't feed to my MIL.

Apr 09, 2015
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The SGV sucks

you just got trolled.

Spring Omakase at Yamakase: A Pictorial Essay

more importantly: is this guy going to jail?

Apr 08, 2015
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What does New York have that LA doesn't?

Caribbean Food - In Crown Heights
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How you been down the Carribean Corridor in South LA? Apparently not.

Xian Famous Food
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Have you been down Valley Blvd recently? Apparently not.

Apr 08, 2015
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Favorite Indian grocery store in LA?

*** Cash n Carry, Artesia.

Apr 08, 2015
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Hawaiian poke

KOME wastes more fish than Jus Poke sells in a day. It's the Chinese. It's ALWAYS the Chinese.

Apr 08, 2015
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Hawaiian poke

fight, fight, fight!