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Chinese Food Los Angeles

Tasty Noodle House Shanghai Grilled Pork Buns (Dose of Vitamin P)

Legit sheng jian bao on the Westside? How could this be? These pan-fried, Shanghai-style pork buns are a gift from Johnny Pan, a prolific restaurateur who grew up in Shanghai and Guangzhou and is...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Kingdom of Dumpling Steamed Pork Bao (Dose of Vitamin P)

On “Game of Thrones,” Westeros consists of seven kingdoms, but The North and The Vale have nothing on San Francisco. That’s where you’ll find Kingdom of Dumpling, a Chinese restaurant from David Li in...
Dumplings San Francisco

Chili House Beijing Potstickers (Dose of Vitamin P)

San Francisco’s Inner Richmond has far surpassed Chinatown for Chinese culinary treasures at this point. 2012 saw the rise of Chili House, a Sichuan style restaurant from Li Jun Han, who owns spicy sister...
Lobster Los Angeles

Elite Lobster with Rice Cakes (Food of the Week)

Chinese banquet dining is serious business in the San Gabriel Valley, though you might never know, since most of these meals take place in private rooms, drawing from negotiated, unprinted menus. My in-laws are...
Chinese Food Los Angeles

E&J Yummy Kitchen Rice Noodle Rolls (Food of the Week)

Rice’s versatility is on full display at E&J Yummy Kitchen, a focused Hong Kong style restaurant with two-toned walls and an ocean mural that opened in a Monterey Park plaza in 2015. They feature...
Chinese Food San Diego

Shan Xi Magic Kitchen Biang Biang Noodles (Food of the Week)

Making noodles may not actually be a trick, but the house-made Shaanxi style noodles at Shan Xi Magic Kitchen in San Diego sure are a treat. The restaurant opened in 2016 in a Kearny...
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