Hong Kong Style Chow Mein in Orange County?
I'm new to this site, but I was wondering if anyone knows of any good Chinese restaurants? I'm looking specifically for a restaurant that serves Hong Style (or Cantonese Style) Chow Mein...
The first time I had it was in San Francisco, in a little whole in the wall place, and I've been hooked ever since.
I know not every chinese food place is the same, there are different cuisines, based on geography. So far, I've been to 2 places in the OC that serve HK style Chow Mein (House Special) , with a sauce that consists of veggies and seafood or chicken. One place is SEAFOOD COVE in Westminster, which is so far the best place I've eaten in the OC. I love chinese food. The second joint is a place on Tustin Ave, in Orange. I forgot the name, because the food wasn't that great.
The thing is I want a place that is a bit closer (I live in Anaheim - on the border of Orange)....so I don't have to drive all the way to Westminster to get this tasty dish....
I think I have your answer. 5yrs late, but this should be worth the wait. Mandrin Taste has 2 restaurants, Anaheim Hills and Diamond Bar, I go to the later. The key is they normally prepare the togo orders of "pan fried noodles", with loads of gravy, dine in - is a dry version? I rarely dine in or have anything else, so this rating is based on 1 togo dish from the DB location. If I ever get a diner date I'll update on their other dishes. Is it good? I'm thinking of driving 46 miles just to satisfy my craving - kind of good. The noodles are fried crisp and dry, placed in a styrofoam container. The brown sauce and veggies are separately sealed in a huge pail, dangerous to drive with it in the car, best to eat it in the parking lot. Pour the contents over the noodles and let it soak up the gravy, 2 mins. Does anyone do this in the Southbay area?
Fountain Valley has a place called Fu Wing Low--there are some reviews regarding this place on here somewhere...Kenny Sue, the owner/chef, used to work as a chef at a famous Chinatown restaurant called Man Fook Low. Not fancy or anything--not very big and very basic & typical decor from the '70's type of Chinese restaurants, but... Food is great here--Kenny will make you authentic Chinese dishes that aren't on the menu if you ask, and they do have Hong Kong-style chow mein on the menu for .75 more. Kenny's a super neat guy, and the food is wonderful. Just ask--he'll make it for you! All of the staff are friendly, and Kenny is just really, really fun & personable. Five stars from me!!! Say "Hi!" to Kenny when you go there!
Fu Wing Low
16545 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
On the corner of Heil & Brookhurst, across from Miles Square Park/Recreation Center
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P.S. Just wanted to also add that the servings in this place are more than generous--you can get at least 2 meals out of one serving of each dish. I'd swear that there is at least a pound of food of whatever dish I've ever ordered here! Plus the price of everything is more than reasonable--very cheap for the quality, taste and amount of food they serve.
And don't forget to say "Hi!" to Kenny! He's way cool! :)
The place on Tustin Avenue is Yang Ming, and their chow mein is disgusting -- but there are some pretty good dishes besides the chow mein (and they are one of the few New York-style egg roll places).
I won't recommend Ten Ten Seafood (in the 99 Ranch plaza at Euclid and Crescent, just north of the 5) because the service is just unspeakably rude, especially if you get the bored 20-something girl with the heapin' helpin' of disdain, but they do make it.
You should try King Harbor Seafood on Harbor and Garden Grove Blvd. in Garden Grove, near the Dairy Queen. I don't actually like chow mein very much, so I never order it, but they are a fully Cantonese restaurant.
And, of course, if you're looking for Chinese places and not just chow mein, you should try Mas Islamic Chinese on Orangethorpe between East/Raymond and Lemon.
There's very few restaurants in LA that do not serve Hong Kong style noodles. Most of the time it's not listed on the menu but if you ask the waiter if they serve Hong Kong style, they will make it for you. It will cost a little more since they have to deep fry the thin egg noodles but it's all worth it. Panda Inn on Valley View has it by another name as one of their specialties, I think it's called upside-down noodles? It's brought to you with the deep fried noodles on top of the gravy and veggies then he turns it upside-down when he gets to your table. Most other restaurants will just have the gravy and veggies on top of the noodles which you have to mix yourself.