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NYT article on San Gabriel Valley- Triumphal Palace for dinner?

Yesterday's New York Times has a short piece about SoCal Chinese food

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/12/03...

big surprise for me was the anointment of Triumphal Palace as a must-go destination for dinner. Has anyone been? I mean, I know the dim sum is good, but hadn't heard about their dinner offerings. Can anyone add their two cents? I trust the collective Chowhound wisdom more than the New York Times on this matter.

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      1. I agree with Mr. Bittman. Trumphal Palace is very good.

        1. Mr. Bittman is correct. Trimphal Palace is excellent. The roast duck there is probably the best I've had and I've been eating them for 40 years. Any of the steamed fishes and the lobster in ginger sauce are terrific. Just one warning--I ate there once late in the evening and the food was below par. I think they bring in the second string chef around closing.

          1. Let me give you another warning: Bittman has Chung King on Garvey in Monterey Park, where they have not been for at least a year...which leads me to believe that Mr. B. is writing either wholly or partially from old notes.

            We were quite frankly underimpressed with this article, particularly given Bittman's widespread cred as a food guy and as a writer. I didn't quite understand the swipe at New Concept - maybe he had some followup that got cut from the final review, but it went unexplained. None of which is to say that we aren't interested anew in checking out Triumphal Palace, which we so far have not done...