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Nov 17, 2007 09:33 AM

where to find double skin (aka yang jiang pi or liang zhang pi?) in SGV

I used to get this at Great China in Berkely, and am having a serious craving. It is a sort of cold noodle salad with cucumber, sea-cucumber, shrimp, pork etc. mixed in and a soy-sauce-mustard-based sauce. Any recs? Thanks!

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  1. you can get mung bean sheets at Ranch 99 or most asian markets

    1. I think it's liang as in cool (temperature), not as in double.

      Shenyang restaurant on San Gabriel has a rendition of what I think you're talking about (there is a sesame paste sauce and mustard). There's also Northern Chinese Restaurant" (北方酒樓) on Valley near Rosemead.

      Northern Chinese Restaurant
      8450 Valley Blvd Ste 108, Rosemead, CA 91770

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      1. re: will47


        Northern Chinese Restaurant. Nail on the proverbial head.

        Northern Chinese Restaurant
        8450 Valley Blvd Ste 108, Rosemead, CA 91770

        1. re: will47

          I think it is liang as in double since the dish involves the meat and veggies being in two sheets of clear noodle sheets. I had this dish at Earthern in Hacienda Heights over the weekend and it was pretty tasty, appropriate for the summer weather! It tasted like they use some wasabi in their sauce.
          House of Mandarin Noodle (run by the former owner of Mandarin Noodle Deli on Las Tunas) on Temple City Blvd and Lower Azusa should also have this dish since I know it was on their menu when they ran their operation on Las Tunas. I used to have lunch there rather often a few years ago when I worked around the corner from it and the liang zhang pi was a favorite dish of one of my bosses.

          1. re: crystaw

            It's liáng (凉), same liang as in liang fen (凉粉), not liǎng (两) as in 2 / double.

            Just do some google web or image searches for 两皮 vs. 凉皮 if you don't believe me.

            1. re: will47

              Yeah, it's cold or cool noodles. Not double.

        2. Oh man, you brought back some great memories of eating at Great China. Go Bears!

          1. hmm... this sounds like a korean dish. okay, its also called yang jiang pi (but im korean, not chinese!) - many memories of having to hand rip all the reconstituted mung bean sheets when i was a little girl. i love it. my mom's was so great.

            you can probably find it at korean chinese restaurants, usually places that have jajang myun will also have this dish.