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what is your rec for a good hk diner dish?

dzyalo Jun 21, 2008 07:53 PM

can non diner specific but would prefer a specific dish that you like at a specific diner.

would like to step away from the creamed corn sauce with cod over baked rice for a change.

no bev recs pls bc i cant order anything other than hk milk tea and lemon coke!

  1. g
    Galen Jun 25, 2008 07:34 PM


    Your creamed corn sauce with cod over baked rice sounds real yummy. On a 1-10 scale what's it rate? And where can I get it? TIA.

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    1. re: Galen
      bookcook Jun 26, 2008 01:02 PM

      I would try
      Sika's Cafe
      301 E Valley Blvd
      Alhambra, CA 91801
      (626) 282-8899

      Their quality has been consistly great, especially the Chicken Cutlet with Garlic Sauce, my husband (an nonadventurous eater) swore its the best he had. I usually take the chop chop with rice baked in tomato sauce (which is another HK standard)

    2. d
      Diana Jun 23, 2008 01:12 PM

      wait, this all sounds divine, what are these places? What is HK,? am I totally out of the loop, here?

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      1. re: Diana
        Servorg Jun 23, 2008 01:24 PM

        Hong Kong style diner's. A riff on American food with a bit of a Chinese twist.

        1. re: Servorg
          Diana Jun 24, 2008 06:22 AM

          oohhhhyum! Which one should I try first? Does that weird wine bar where the Japanese servers dress as French Maids count?

          1. re: Diana
            PeterL Jun 24, 2008 08:20 AM

            Try Regent on Garfield in Monterey Park.

            No the wine bar don't count.

            Regent Cafe
            1411 S Garfield Ave, Alhambra, CA 91801

            1. re: PeterL
              silleehillee Jun 25, 2008 03:20 PM

              I passed by Regent Cafe last weekend, and it's no longer. I can't remember what it's called now, or what they serve. Ack!

              1. re: silleehillee
                PeterL Jun 26, 2008 01:37 PM

                Nooooooo!! Maybe they have been too generous with their refills of Yin Yang (coffee tea combo drink). Or their portions may have been too big. But for a late night cheap snack it's my go to place.

      2. raytamsgv Jun 23, 2008 11:49 AM

        Hong Kong-style waffle with condensed milk.
        Beef stew with wide rice noodles
        XO Sauce Beef Udon

        at Tasty Garden in Arcadia (see http://www.geocities.com/raytamsgv/ch... for more info)

        1. Das Ubergeek Jun 22, 2008 07:22 AM

          Lobster Newburg at Regent Cafe, or else the two-sauce seafood dishes there.

          1. ipsedixit Jun 21, 2008 10:20 PM

            Mongolian Beef
            Baked pork chop
            Baked fried rice with calamari
            Ginger conch

            1. PeterL Jun 21, 2008 09:24 PM

              Curry beef tongue over rice.

              1. w
                WHills Jun 21, 2008 08:39 PM

                Hainan chicken or curry beef at Savoy
                Baked spaghetti w/ meat sauce or any kind of porridge at Sunday Bistro

                1. j
                  JMan604 Jun 21, 2008 08:29 PM

                  I go to RH garden in Rowland Heights, I love their chicken steak with mushroom sauce on rice. You can also go with the grilled pork chop with mushroom sauce on rice, baked portugese chicken, baked or stewed ox tongue, and beef chow fun.

                  It's on Fullerton & Colima

                  1. Servorg Jun 21, 2008 08:12 PM

                    Hainan chicken and rice at:

                    Savoy Kitchen
                    138 E Valley Blvd
                    Alhambra, CA 91801
                    (626) 308-9535

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