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Jan 23, 2007 10:24 AM

Old School Chinese in San Gabriel Valley?

My favorite old school Chinese restaurants in the SGV are Paul's Kitchen in Monterey Park, Canton City in Montebello, and Spring Garden in Pasadena. Where else can I find good old school Chinese food in the SGV? Thanks in Advance!

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  1. I'm not familiar with these restaurants... could you please describe some "old school Chinese food?" Maybe share a couple dishes so we can get a sense of what you're looking for? Well it'd help me, at least... just curious. Thanks!

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    1. re: gsmoose

      They are Chinese-American style restaurants that have been around for decades serving dishes like chop suey, chow mein, egg foo young, moo shu pork, Mongolian beef...

      1. Yang Chow in Pasadena serves a mean slippery shrimp, so I've been told. There are plenty of post about Yang Chow (Pasadena) on the board.

        1. Not a lot of old school Chinese remaining in the San Gabriel Valley since there's so much demand for the real thing. I think Chinese Garden is still open on Garfield south of Via Campo in Montebello. I think Ye Loy on Las Tunas in Temple City used to fit the description, but I think there was a change of ownership and while the food is still Americanized, I don't think it's old school.

          1. Try Chop Sticks in Arcadia (next to a place called "Mako Sushi" - which is pretty good by the way).

            Chop Sticks
            600 E Live Oak Ave,
            (626) 445-1896

            1. There's Lotus Garden in Covina. They've been at that same location for years and they haven't changed much. Even walking into the place is like a time warp. Food is quite good, especially their chow mein.

              Lotus Garden
              458 W Arrow Hwy
              (On the corner of Hollenbeck & Arrow Hwy)