Yunnan Garden Pork Hearts (Dose of Vitamin P) [CLOSED]

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At Yunnan Garden in San Gabriel, you could completely ignore the menu and still feast like royalty at pauper’s prices. Just belly up to the display case and fill a plate with a trio of cold “appetizers” for just $3.95. On my recent visit, every selection was excellent. I would gladly write essays on the wonders of the restaurant’s smoked duck necks and chicken gizzards, but since this is Dose of Vitamin P, let’s focus on the thin-sliced pork hearts.

Unlike my pork hearts at SPQR, which were hearty but chewy, Yunnan Garden’s thin-sliced version was a tender cold cut washed with chile oil, sesame seeds, scallions. The rosy sheets were showered with dried chilies, but don’t let that fool you. The flavor was far from fiery.

David and Wendy Yin also own a branch of Yunnan Garden in Hacienda Heights and a sister establishment called Yun Chuan Garden in Monterey Park, but I can’t vouch for their pork hearts.

Dose of Vitamin P spotlights my favorite pork dish from the previous week.


Joshua Lurie

Joshua Lurie founded FoodGPS in 2005. Read about him here.

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