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Apr 3, 2007 11:43 PM

Chinese Breakfast

OK...I looked this up and it has been awhile since this has been addressed.

What is your favorite place for Chinese breakfast and what do you like to order there.

I like Caanan in Cerritos and like many of the breakfast items including the salty soy bean milk, this beef sandwhich type thing (sorry, don't know what it is called), fried chives cake and the various dumplings, even their xlb, among other items.

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  1. Haven't found a transcendent Chinese breakfast, but it's just plain comfort food for me so I don't expect that much. There is a small place in the Hong Kong supermarket in Rowland Heights which is always packed and pretty good. All the standard fare like sweet/salty soy milk, fried crullers (you tiao), shao bing, glutinous rice with crullers (fan tuan), curry dumplings, etc.

    Yung Ho Tou Chiang in San Gabriel is one of the more popular places for this, but my dad thinks the food is sort of "conveyer belt" tasting.

    1. Agreed that Yung Ho is "conveyer belt" tasting these days. I remember it being great when I was a kid. Now, the food ranges from mediocre to inedible.

      Yi Mei has a branch inside the Hong Kong Supermarket Plaza and another one in Monterey Park. Both are good.

      My favorite, however, is four Seas on Hacienda and Halliburton in Hacienda Heights. They have the best variety of breakfast foods, and everything is hot and fresh due to high turnover.

      Here are my photos. You can see how many menu items there are even if you can't read Chinese, and that's only half the menu. Plus there's a fridge with take home things like bao zi and dumplings.

      1. Yum Cha Cafe in the San Gabriel Valley Superstore complex is good (SW corner of San Gabriel Blvd. and Valley).

        Won Tin BBQ is also good.

        1. Furthermore, anyplace in Orange County?

          1. Where is Caanan located?

            My favorite is still Yung Ho in Rosemead off of Valley Blvd. Their soy bean milk is good and their you tiaos cannot be beat. I hate eating soggy or cold you tiaos.

            I heard that Noodle House in Arcadia off of Las Tunas is not bad, but I've never been.

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            1. re: WHills

              Oops, spelled it incorrectly. 605 off South St. on the south side (right)
              11610 1/2 South Street
              Artesia, CA 90701 (562) 809-8369