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Beef Jerky in Chinatown??

hch_nguyen Sep 10, 2007 12:06 PM

Is there beef jerky in Chinatown that is comparable to what I can get at Vua Kho Bo at the San Gabriel Superstore???


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    Chelmoon RE: hch_nguyen Sep 13, 2007 09:34 PM

    Not that I know of. Chinatown is more just a bunch of little stores for food items and can't support anything more extensive, as the failure of the 99 Ranch Market location there demonstrated.

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    1. re: Chelmoon
      ipsedixit RE: Chelmoon Sep 13, 2007 09:43 PM

      Ditto that. Even the crickets have left.

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      bsquared2 RE: hch_nguyen Sep 13, 2007 10:14 PM

      Don't mess with the King of Beef Jerky. It's worth the extra few minutes on the freeway. I get a jones for the Abalone Jerky or Chili w/ Lemongrass from time to time. For food, Chinatown really disappoints me compared to what I can find in SGV.

      Of course, down in Little Saigon we can go the the shopping center and get beef jerky, a phone card to call VN and nuoc mia

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      1. re: bsquared2
        kevin RE: bsquared2 Sep 14, 2007 11:26 AM

        locale on king of beef jerky,please? thanks.

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          hch_nguyen RE: kevin Sep 14, 2007 06:43 PM

          King of Beef Jerky is a literal translation of Vua Kho Bo, but the company's actual English name is New Jerky Manufacturing (for whatever reason). They have several locations throughout the Greater Los Angeles Area. Here are the ones I've been able to find. Supposedly there are branches in Alhambra and Monterey Park, too, but I've never been able to confirm that.

          @San Gabriel Super Store
          1635 S. San Gabriel Blvd.
          San Gabriel, CA 91776

          9191 Bolsa Ave. # 106
          Westminster, CA 92683

          9717 Bolsa Ave.
          Westminster, CA 92683

        2. re: bsquared2
          hch_nguyen RE: bsquared2 Sep 14, 2007 06:48 PM

          I ended up having to go to Vua Kho Bo at San Gabriel Superstore. They seemed to have less choices than the ones in Little Saigon although it was still good.

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