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Rothko May 15, 2002 01:06 PM

I don't mean to be a pest, but what's up with you folks? I have asked a few times for some recommendations for cheap ethnic places in the area but I guess you all must be eating at fast food places and chains. Help please! Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, Ethiopian, etc.

  1. frackit Oct 15, 2012 08:35 AM

    This Central PA discussion, the most extensive one for the area on Chowhound, is 10 years old...and there are only 13 posts. Oh good foodie-God, get me out of Centrla PA!!

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    1. re: frackit
      Chowrin Oct 15, 2012 04:38 PM

      Where are ya? name a town, and you're more likely to get something.

      1. re: frackit
        melpy Oct 16, 2012 10:30 AM

        I'm sure we can find something for you, even you end up goin to the same tried and true places :)
        I can help with Carlisle, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Harrisburg areas especially.

        1. re: frackit
          linguafood Oct 20, 2012 09:08 AM

          There are several other discussions besides this one. You just hafta know where to look '-)

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          sballard Dec 7, 2007 05:38 AM

          Could you be a little more specific in terms of location? "Central PA" is pretty vague and could infer lots of different places. If you are including the Lancaster area, I could be of some help. But, if you are referring to the State College area, I can't help.


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          1. re: sballard
            ShadeMountainMan Oct 7, 2012 10:54 AM

            North cental PA here, good luck findinf anything good....unless you like scapple and dippy eggs..lol

            1. re: ShadeMountainMan
              Chowrin Oct 12, 2012 04:45 PM

              lewisburg has some decent stuff... dunno if that's anywhere near you... (you up in forest county? ;-) )

          2. linguafood Dec 6, 2007 01:50 PM

            Yeah, if you could narrow down what you define as Central PA (does CENTRE County count?), people might be able to give you suggestions. I would not, however, expect much -- living in Central PA myself. That's what wkend trips to the city are for ;-P

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            1. re: linguafood
              Burghfeeder Oct 8, 2012 05:59 AM

              I agree, if you look at a map, State College (Centre County) is central Pa.

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              swedge Dec 6, 2007 12:48 PM

              I'm new here and I currently reside in Hanover, Pa. Theres a sushi place called the Full Moon here that is great. I highly recommend.

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                amyg May 16, 2002 11:40 AM

                I have seen your post before, and the reason you did not recieve any responses is because there is no good food in Central,PA.

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                1. re: amyg
                  xnumberoneson Dec 6, 2007 01:47 PM

                  Whoa, that is certainly not true! Central Pa might not be a Chowhounder's paradise, but it isn't a culinary wasteland either. There has been an explosion of ethnic eateries in the Harrisburg area over the last few years, some of it quite good. My favorites: Passage to India on Front Street downtown, Pakha's Thai house on Route 15 in Dillsburg, Cedar's Lebanese on Market St. in Camp Hill and Garden Vietnamese on Reily St in midtown Harrisburg.

                  1. re: xnumberoneson
                    hash_slinger Dec 10, 2007 12:29 PM

                    Agree with xnumberoneson, this isn't the first response claiming that "there is no good food in Central, PA". Such a blanket generalization does not do justice to the many people who are cooking/eating great food there.

                2. The Chowhound Team May 15, 2002 01:17 PM

                  Rothko, we don't have many central-PA hounds at present. But the best way to attract them is to post stuff. Lots of stuff. And have chowhound friends post stuff. That way, when serious local hounds blow through, they'll have what to read and respond to and dig into (and accumulate). It's about attaining critical mass. It takes hounds to get hounds!

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                  1. re: The Chowhound Team
                    Rothko May 21, 2002 12:31 PM

                    Thanks for your help. I grew up in Central PA and have lived in some serious chowhounding places. I'll be visiting for the first time in years and wanted some help. I'll post when I can. Does anyone know about the Indonesian place in Chambersburg called Oki International?

                    1. re: Rothko
                      Ned Jun 4, 2002 04:43 PM

                      Define "Central Pennsylvania". Chambersburg is NOT in Central Pennsylvania by my definition. South Central perhaps.

                      1. re: Ned
                        Mabel Jun 23, 2002 05:14 PM

                        Watch out for ethnic food in these parts they like it gloopy and sweet, actually more bland. I kept trying Chinese places, well recommended, thinking there was some mistake. They like it that way!

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