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Best Baked Pork Chop Rice (HK style)?

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yum4fun Mar 15, 2007 08:28 PM

My husband is a huge baked pork chop rice fan....in fact he eats it everytime we hit one of the many cafes that dot the SGV.

Sadly, he has yet to find one that he loves.

Any rec's? fyi: He only likes the HK Style and not the Portuguese version.

Thanks!

  1. k
    kproq323 Apr 4, 2007 11:21 PM

    I love the pork chop fried rice at Little Hong Kong Cafe in Little Tokyo on the Westside. It's on Sawtelle just noth of Olympic on the west side of the street. Right next to Hurry Curry. I also reccomend the pan fried crispy noodles with pork and chinese greens.

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      yum4fun Apr 11, 2007 01:50 PM

      Oh yeah...I forgot that place. (I assume it's all in the SGV!) So it's pretty authentic tasting?

      Thanks

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      chowhoundwoof Mar 17, 2007 02:11 PM

      Try JJ Cafe on Garvey (south of 10) between Atlantic and Garfield,

      447 W Garvey Ave Ste 102
      Monterey Park, CA 91754

      It's decent, better than at most other HK cafes I've tried. Nothing like what you get in HK though. If anyone knows anything better, please let us know.

      Also, there is a new HK cafe that opened next door (on the west of it) at the new mall. The food is good in general. I would give it a shot.

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        yum4fun Mar 20, 2007 05:56 PM

        Thanks, we did actually go to JJ Cafe last week. The portions were quite big and food decent as you said. The new place next door looked kinda empty so we were deterred.

        1. re: yum4fun
          eatdrinknbmerry Mar 20, 2007 09:47 PM

          I remember this combo plate i used to get at JJ called the Triple Crown - chicken steak, pork chop and beef steak with veggies and rice/spaghetti. $9.99!!! They might even have it still since SGV's prices are always shockingly low. Give Red Ant a try -their Gui Lin fishcakes and portuguese pork shoulder aren't bad.

          1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
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            yum4fun Mar 22, 2007 08:32 AM

            Holy cow...I feel heavy already. :P

            Thanks!

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              chowhoundwoof Mar 22, 2007 06:05 PM

              Thanks for sharing your experiences! : )

            2. re: eatdrinknbmerry
              tony michaels Mar 22, 2007 09:52 AM

              "called the Triple Crown - chicken steak, pork chop and beef steak with veggies and rice/spaghetti. $9.99!!!"

              Are you certain it wasn't called the Triple Bypass? ;-D

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          yum4fun Mar 16, 2007 12:09 PM

          just Baccali, guys? any other cafes recommended?

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          1. re: yum4fun
            ipsedixit Mar 16, 2007 12:16 PM

            Well, have you tried RED ANT?

            I've not had their baked pork chop, but their curry stews and baked clams are quite good.

            Red Ant Cafe
            529 E Valley Blvd
            San Gabriel
            (626) 288-8043

            1. re: ipsedixit
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              yum4fun Mar 16, 2007 06:36 PM

              Omg...I thought we knew the SGV inside and out but Red Ant? Never heard of it! I'm sure we've probably passed by it a ton of times.

              Thanks again

            2. re: yum4fun
              eatdrinknbmerry Mar 16, 2007 12:23 PM

              baccali is good for their rotisserie chicken - nicely seasoned and only $6 w/ rice and veggies. anyone know if savoy kitchen on valley has this? if so, i'm sure it's good. my go to cafe is Cafe Spot on Valley Blvd and Garden Cafe (newly remodeled) in Arcadia.

              1. re: eatdrinknbmerry
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                yum4fun Mar 16, 2007 06:35 PM

                Thanks, unfortunately Cafe Spot doesn't have baked pork chop rice.

                P.S Although the borscht is surprisingly good

                1. re: yum4fun
                  eatdrinknbmerry Mar 16, 2007 06:53 PM

                  oh yeah RED ANT! (hong ma yee) that place is definitely good. i love their guilin shrimpcakes. they might have a good porkchop.

                  ps... i love borscht at ANY asian cafe - the wonders ketchup does for a 'leftover' style soup.

                2. re: eatdrinknbmerry
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                  WHills Mar 17, 2007 10:21 PM

                  Savoy has the dish, but only on Mondays as part of their "special of the day."

              2. kare_raisu Mar 15, 2007 09:59 PM

                Apoligize for my ignorance but I have never tried this dish before can you explain it, style, taste, seasonings?

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                  ipsedixit Mar 15, 2007 10:15 PM

                  Lots of variations, but basically a pork chop that is breaded, baked and then drenched with a tomato based, marinara type sauce and served over rice or fried rice of some sort. Sometimes the pork chop is quickly fried before baked, sometimes not.

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                    kare_raisu Mar 15, 2007 10:21 PM

                    So I take it that this is a "western-style" dish a la HK cafes?

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                      ipsedixit Mar 16, 2007 10:48 AM

                      Yup.

                2. OCAnn Mar 15, 2007 09:14 PM

                  Ten Ten Seafood has a baked pork chop fried rice. Is that the same thing? Not sure if it's HK style, but it's WAYYYY good.

                  I love Ten Ten dimsum on the weekends, but they have really good dinners too.

                  They're in Anaheim off Euclid and the 5 fwy, in the 99 Ranch shopping center.

                  1. ipsedixit Mar 15, 2007 09:11 PM

                    Baccali Cafe and Rotisserie
                    245 West Valley Blvd.
                    Alhambra
                    626-293-3300

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                      yum4fun Mar 15, 2007 09:20 PM

                      Funny you should mention this...I have not brought him here b/c 1) I didn't think they had this dish and 2) more importantly, I didn't like their chicken.

                      Thanks for the rec. We'll go check out the pork chop rice.

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                        ipsedixit Mar 15, 2007 09:49 PM

                        Which chicken did you have? The Baccali Chicken? The grilled chicken? Chicken with mushroom? The fried chicken? Some of their dishes can be hit or miss, but overall it's pretty good.

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                          yum4fun Mar 16, 2007 07:40 AM

                          Yep, the Baccali chicken.

                      2. re: ipsedixit
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                        yum4fun Mar 22, 2007 08:36 AM

                        Hey there, we checked it out last night. He thought it was good although it would've been better if it was with fried rice (old-skool) and with free soup (LOL).

                        Thanks for the rec. :)

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                          WHills Mar 22, 2007 10:09 AM

                          You have to request the fried rice on the bottom sometimes.

                          1. re: yum4fun
                            ipsedixit Mar 22, 2007 12:16 PM

                            Glad it worked out!

                            White rice is healthier than fried, anyway ... :-)

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