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Pasadena Chinese Take-out

profberta Jan 5, 2008 12:33 PM

I haven't had much success with the local Chinese restaurants. Any suggestions?

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    karynx78 Jan 6, 2008 06:44 PM

    I frequent Phoenix Boutique and Cafe on Fair Oaks in South Pasadena. It is in the same plaza as the Osh Hardware store. Right next door to Starbucks. It is fast and the food is better than the Americanized Chinese places such as Panda Express. I usually get their fried noodles. My favorites are korean style stir fry ribeye, Portuguese Beef stew, lettuce wraps. Their drinks are also great. They have coffee and fruit drinks with jelly and boba. Fun place and great for take outs.

    1. Kitchen Queen Jan 6, 2008 05:15 PM

      I like Go China at Lake and Walnut-next to Ralphs. Been getting take-out there for years and never had a problem. Food is always good, hot, on time and the right order.

      1. ElsieDee Jan 5, 2008 01:04 PM

        Fu Shing on Colorado at El Nido.

        Yang Chow on Colorado just east of Rosemead, west of Tops restaurant - on north side of the street.

        Grandview Palace (on Fair Oaks just south of California) and Grandview Palace II (on Colorado, just west of Altadena).

        Good food, decent service - all are Americanized Chinese, though, so if you're looking for "Chinese-Chinese" you're best served running down San Gabriel Blvd. or Rosemead Blvd. and hitting some of the restaurants in the SGV.

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        1. re: ElsieDee
          yoyomama Jan 7, 2008 07:28 AM

          I was a big fan of Fu Shing, especially since they deliver, and always found that the food was pretty good - dishes tasted fresh, and weren't the sort drowned in the same brown sauce. The last few times, though, brown sauce was on almost everything - including the kung pao, which used to be a dry saute, full of whole charred chiles...the sauce was so disappointing! anybody know what happened - new owners? new chef? was i hallucinating?

          1. re: yoyomama
            Jack Flash Jan 7, 2008 10:13 AM

            Maybe new chef, because I've seen the same folks there every time (last time was about a month ago). Last time I had the Kung Pao, there was no brown sauce; it was a dry saute, the way it's always been. It could have just been an off night. I haven't noticed any change, FWIW.

            1. re: Jack Flash
              yoyomama Jan 8, 2008 03:43 PM

              thanks, i was put off after the last experience, but will give it another shot...

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