Monday, November 22, 2004

Monterey Park

Little Sheep
120 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park 626-282-1089
The best hotpot I have eaten, and hordes of Chinese folks agree. It's Mongolian style with milky broth (with or without hot chili) and gazillions of nuts, herbs and flavourings. Fat lamb is thinly sliced and myriad options can be ticked off menu (try egg dumpling!). Sensational.

Ocean Star
145 N Atlantic Blvd, at Garvey, Monterey Park 626-308-2128
Famous and outstanding dim sum in Monterey Park. Innovations and cart-borne cooking stations. Worth the long drive.

Best Szechwan
230 N Garfield Ave, Monterey Park, 626-572-4629
Renowned as one of the finest Szechwan places in town and my experience was terrific. Of course you will eat numbing hot dishes and regular chili hot fare but don't forget fuqi feipian (table scraps i.e. tripe, beef and other fine things) from cold station.

Yungui Garden

301 N Garfield Ave # D, Monterey Park, 626-571-8387
Monterey Park outpost with hard-to-find Yunnan dishes in an otherwise Szechuan menu. I loved this place, the numbing hot stews, mapo tofu and chongqing chicken were splendid.

NBC Seafood Restaurant
404 S Atlantic Blvd, Monterey Park 626 282 2323
Another long-esteemed seafood palace with great dim sum (a genre where noisy and hectic often signify delicious). They have the hilarious fried doughnut/yau cha gwei wrapped in rice noodles.

Chung King

206 S. Garfield Ave., Monterey Park; (626) 280-7430
Awesome Szechwan stylings, with deep-fried pork ribs and fish-flavour eggplant. All your favourite Szechwan standards too, including cold dish counter with knockout peanut/anchovy mix.

Giang Nan
306 N Garfield Ave #A12, Monterey Park. 626-573-3421
The finest Shanghai cuisine I've had in L.A. Fish head casserole with rice noodles, long-cooked pork knuckle, and a glutinous rice ball dessert that could make a grown man cry.

New Concept
700 S. Atlantic Blvd., Monterey Park; (626) 282-6800
High end Cantonese renowned for crazy innovations. I haven't tried the famous dim sum, but dinner has amazing treasures liked fried milk and Szechuan spotted deer.

Goodbye Shiang/Charming Garden, I will miss you!


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