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Really good beef chow fun?

Was the "tiny hole in San Francisco Chinatown" House of Nanking, by any chance?

Feb 19, 2014
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Dim Sum in SGV

What's your recommendation for a "cart-style" (NOT order from menu) Dim Sum restaurant near the Hawaii Market (Del Mar $ Valley Bl.)

Aug 04, 2013
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Mercado Buenos Aires

Thank you. Sounds like a MUST try!

Mar 25, 2012
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Tea room anyone?

It used to be that there were Tick Tock tearooms for little old ladies to meet and socialize at and enjoy various dainties. I have a friend that I'd like to take to such a place for an Easter Brunch if there's anything like that still around. Near Pasadena if possible, and neither too dressy nor too expensive, if at all possible. Do you have any thoughts or recommendations?

Mar 25, 2012
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Where to find dry Sichuan chicken with peppers?

Red Chilli House in Rancho Cucamonga is far from where you want to go, but far and away the best Sicuan-style Chinese food I've ever had. Friends in from China agree, as does everyone else I've ever taken there. Everything's really good and the Red Chilli Chicken Cubes -- the specific dish you asked about -- is spectacular! Try it out. It's worth the drive.

Red Chilli House
9795 Baseline Rd
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91701

Jan 01, 2012
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Any REAL North Italian in or near OC?

Affordable or at least semi-affordable would be nice, too. Any suggestions? If not in or near Orange County, where?

Aug 10, 2011
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Billy's Deli in Glendale -- fine catering

Even Langer's isn't Langer's. Despite all the hoopla, neither I nor any of my friends think Langer's is any big deal at all.

I'm going to try Billy's.

NOT being Langer's sounds like a pretty good recommendation -- especially if Billy's comes in at less than the truly outrageous $14 that Langer's charges for a (really good bread, but otherwise nothing special) sandwich.

Jun 23, 2011
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Need help in Northridge/Granada Hills

Thank you, everyone. It sounds like we've got some great choices!

Jun 02, 2011
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Need help in Northridge/Granada Hills

I have a friend coming in from Korea who I will be taking to dinner this Friday night. He'll be staying in the Northridge/Granada Hills area and neither he nor I have any clue what's good around there. He particularly loves American BBQ and Mexican food, but anything terrific and modestly priced will be much appreciated. Any suggestions?

Jun 01, 2011
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Where can I get Lamb Chops in the Inland Empire ?

They have a good selection of lamb at the Red Tomatoes Farmer's Market at 9950 W. Foothill Blvd in Rancho Cucamonga. They also have the cheapest good produce I've ever seen and a really terrific Middle Eastern restaurant with (definitely non-fancy) sit-down facilities. Seriously yummy felafel, schawarma, baba ghanouj, fresh made tandoori bread and all the trimmings.

Mar 13, 2011
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Where can I find the world's best burrito?

Burrito King on the corner of Sunset Blvd & Alvarado in Hollywood. There was also (and may still be) one on Hyperion. Try the machaca or the chorizo, although all of their offerings are absolutely first rate. They're also BIG, but nothing like the absurd size of the Manuels' or Hollenbeck Specials at El Tepeyac. Don't forget to ask for the really good curtido, too.

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El Tepeyac Restaurant
385 E Mill St Ste 4, San Bernardino, CA 92408

Burrito King
2823 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Mar 12, 2011
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A great duck resturant

Try the duck breast at La Vie on San Gabriel Blvd in Rosemead. It's a generous portion, not at all fatty, quite delicious, prepared in the French manner by a Vietnamese master chef, and comes as part of a complete prix fixe dinner at a very reasonable price. Also, if you're there, be sure to order and leave room for their truly delicious dessert souffle.

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La Vie
2547 San Gabriel Blvd, Rosemead, CA 91770

Mar 04, 2011
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What's the Best Thai in NoHo?

A Thai friend is coming to Southern California later this month and will be visiting the Thai Wat. Afterwards, he would like to see how good the best of our local (in or near North Hollywood) Thai restaurants is. Where should I take him?

Mar 01, 2011
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Thai duck soup

I used to love the Thai duck soup at the old Siam restaurant on Hollywood. Is there anyplace that serves something like that now? If there's more than one, which is the best. An Orange County location would be preferred.

Jan 28, 2011
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Where's the very best Chinese near San Marcos?

That's the one thing we're really craving and really short of. Please help! North, South, Cantonese, Szechuan, Hunan, Dim Sum, Taiwanese, we love 'em all!

Jan 24, 2011
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What's the best Thai in Rowland Heights?

I know there are several, but which has the best food or is the best bang for the buck?

Jan 04, 2011
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Where's the best Pizza in or near Rancho Cucamonga?

Not looking for Chicago, New York or Bolognese style; just want good crust and lots of good goodies. Please help

Jan 04, 2011
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old school green goddess dressing - anywhere?

Foxy's coffee shop in Glendale has it and may even claim to be its originator. It's exceptionally good, fresh made, and available for sale to go. The rest of the food at Foxy's is also quite excellent. It's on Colorado, near the corner of Central.

Oct 02, 2010
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Oinkster Burger

I and a friend went to Oinkster on Saturday after having read wildly favorable reviews of it, both here and on Yelp.

Those two sources seemed to recommend the Pastrami sandwich and the pulled pork sandwich as the best things on the menu, so those were what we ordered. Frankly, we found both to be smallish and disappointing. The pulled pork seemed to have been cooked without any seasonings at all -- just roasted, or maybe even boiled until it fell apart, but near totally flavorless, and the pastrami was idiosyncratic: obviously a non-standard "house" cure that really didn't taste much like pastrami at all. Please don't take from this comment that I have no tolerance for proprietary cures for pastrami. Chris' and Pitts' in Anaheim serves an absurdly large (over 1 1/2 pounds, by actual measurement, that's mild, savory, only slightly pastrami-like and absolutely wonderful for $8.95, including fries, soup or salad. We thought the fries and onion rings were okay at Oinkster, but if we are ever in the neighborhood again, instead of Oinkster, we'll go to Red Top burger, only two or three miles away, and get something truly memorable!

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Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Oinkster
2005 Colorado Blvd, Eagle Rock, CA

Red Top
, Glendale, CA 91201

Sep 26, 2010
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How are the panchan at Hae Jong Chon in K-town?

From what I've read, everything else seems at least okay, but the few comments there were on the side dishes were not encouraging in terms of either number or quality. What's the real scoop? While you're at it, any comments on the other menu items?

Aug 14, 2010
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MOST OUTSTANDING BURRITOS IN LOS ANGELES AREA

Why has no one mentioned Burrito King. It used to be a chain centered around the Silver Lake district, and now may be just the one at Sunset and Alvarado, but their burritos -- especially my favorites, the Machaca and the Chorizo -- are the best I've yet had.

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Burrito King
2823 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027

May 17, 2010
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Anything better than Traktir?

We were there last night and found that, while it was still good, the prices were noticeably higher and the portions noticeably smaller. Any good alternative suggestions anywhere in the LA/OC area?

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Traktir
8151 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046

May 16, 2010
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Fab's Hot Dogs - moving Spring 2010

I agree completely. Two of us, visiting separately, ordered five different items and found them to be far, far less than sufficient to justify the fifty mile drive to get them. All were perfectly okay, but, as allyoucaneat so nicely put it, "nothing to write home about." Truly much ado about nothing!

Feb 16, 2010
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Best hot and sour soup in San Gabriel area?

Not in San Gabriel, but unquestionably the best Hot & Sour soup we've ever had. Seriously yummy. Get the Green Onion Pancakes to go with it..

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Noodle House (Fu Fang Yuan)
18219 Gale Ave., #A, Rowland Heights, CA 91748

Jan 31, 2010
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West Coast Chicken n Noodles?

They serve really good "Chicken and egg noodles" at DuPar's at the Farmer's Market on 3rd street and Fairfax in Los Angeles. They also have the ultimate dessert to enjoy afterwards: Gooseberry pie!

Jan 26, 2010
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On the Rise

Just what, exactly is there to respect about women that men should afford them any special treatment at all? Being a woman is not an accomplishment, but an accident of birth. If such an accident is a cause for respect, then, given that we all have such an accident, whether to the male or female side, then everyone deserves respect for it. When women start showing any gender-based courtesy to men whatsoever, I'll consider showing some to them. In the meantime, regarding the comparison to holding a door, someone should teach women to say "Thank you". Most of the time they just pass through saying nothing at all

Jan 02, 2010
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Exotic Food Trucks

Other than the Kogi Truck, what are they? Where are they? what do they serve? are they any good? I'm particularly interested in fusion-type trucks, like Kogi, but would love to know about anything else that's special or good.

thasnks

Dec 27, 2009
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Exotic Food Trucks

Other than Kogi, what exotic or fusion food truicks are around? What's the one named "5" something?
Which are good?

Dec 27, 2009
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Corned beef hash??? ANyone??!

Went to TJ's to try the packaged Corned Beef Hash. Couldn't find any. Found ROAST beef hash, instead. Tried it and found it to be quite good. Were they just out of the Corned Beef version? Or is the Roast Beef Hash all they actually carry and the previous comments were in error?

Nov 17, 2009
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Noodle House and its neighbors

Went to the new Noodle House in Rowland Heights for lunch on Thursday. The food was spectacular and the service was quick and friendly. We loved it so much (Thanks, Exilekiss and all the others who recommended it so highly) that we went back for dinner on Saturday night.

Arriving at 5:30, we were seated immediately, even though there seemed to already be people waiting (for takeout, maybe?). Once seated, tea and menus came quickly, but with a full house, and only three servers, even though there were seven or eight people cooking, the food took FOREVER to arrive.

We weren't the only ones, either, The people at the table next to ours got there before we did, and said that they they had waited more than an hour for their food to arrive.

The food was great, once again, and the server was very apologetic, saying that they were having trouble getting enough qualified staff, so we will definitely go there many more times. Even so, it really DID seem that things could have been better organized.

Next door to the Noodle house, to the North, is Pair Thai, and to the South was a Shabu Shabu place (Sorry, I don't remember the name). Has anyone tried either of these? What did you think?

Oct 18, 2009
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