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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...
Chinese Food San Francisco

Old Shanghai Meat Pastry (Dose of Vitamin P)

Experiencing a simple but surprising new dish for the first time is always a treat. I’ve enjoyed plenty of Shanghai-style cuisine over the years across the San Gabriel Valley, but I’ve never found the...
Chinese Food San Diego

Village Kitchen Bandits in Xiangxi Chicken (Food of the Week)

Kearny Mesa and neighboring Clairemont in San Diego continue to collect regional Chinese restaurants with such regularity that I no longer feel compelled to consume Chinese food exclusively in my nearby San Gabriel Valley....
Chinese Food Los Angeles

Ho Kee Cafe Pork with Preserved Vegetables (Dose of Vitamin P)

The San Gabriel Valley has been trending toward Sichuan province in recent years, but you can still find plenty of representation from other parts of China. My friend Victor Tam, who visits family in...
Pork Los Angeles

Henry’s Cuisine Deep Fried Salted Pig Feet (Dose of Vitamin P)

In San Francisco, Chris Cosentino and Mark Pastore committed to producing “tasty salted pig parts” with their Boccalone salumi brand. In Alhambra, on the San Gabriel Valley’s western edge, Henry’s Cuisine takes the concept...
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