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No MSG Chinese food...Downtown

namegirl Dec 24, 2007 07:24 PM

Is this possible? The standard Christmas fare after a movie in Hollywood for party of 7. (I checked the archives, but didn't find one...yet.) Thanks.

  1. barcelona Dec 25, 2007 09:13 AM

    Yang Chow in China Town is amazing!

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    1. re: barcelona
      Chowpatty Dec 25, 2007 09:32 AM

      My impression would be that Yang Chow brings in their MSG by the truckload, but I could be wrong....

      1. re: Chowpatty
        ipsedixit Dec 25, 2007 01:49 PM

        I think that's wrong. I believe Yang Chow actually manufactures MSG in the back room.

    2. c
      Chelmoon Dec 25, 2007 11:57 AM

      Many of the larger restaurants in Chinatown will prepare dishes with no added MSG on request. Check, however, if a particular dish has been prepared in advance with MSG.

      1. afs Dec 27, 2007 10:05 AM

        I've been a Plum Tree fan for many years, always fresh and the chicken is always white meat.
        Not a bad wine selection either for Chinatown.

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        1. re: afs
          Debbie from Valley Village Dec 27, 2007 01:09 PM

          ABC Seafood. The lobster with ginger is amazing. I do not believe they use MSG - I'm allergic to it and I've never felt sick after eating there. Their broccoli is wonderful - everything (except the dim sum which I don't like anyway) is good. It's on Ord.

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