Cdn. Hound seeking great eats!
Greeting Los Angeles Hounds!
Visiting Los Angeles with a convention in Anaheim and wanted to get your opinions of great eats! I'm looking for 3 breakfasts, lunches and dinners with as many snacks in between as possible. I'm flexible with any cuisine and will try most anything at least once! Thanks in advance!
Los Angeles is known for having the largest Chinese community in the US, and as such they've recreated some wonderfully authentic, traditional foods from all over China. Most of these restaurants are concentrated in the San Gabriel Valley, which is far from Anaheim. But you're in luck, because one of my favorite SGV restaurants moved to Anaheim a few years ago.
It's called Mas Islamic. Rather than rice, their specialities are muslim green onion sesame flatbreads (the thick ones are the best) and various lamb dishes, since pork is a no-go in Islam, as you know. Since they moved out of the SGV, they've adapted their menu to a more "conventional" clientele... as such there's a lot more of the standard American inauthentic (beef & broccoli/orange chicken, etc.) stuff on the menu. In the same vein, they also have a "Column A/Column B" menu. Avoid that and go for the dishes they're known for..... the best items are the lamb with XO sauce, lamb with leeks, and the thick green onion breads. Do a search on these boards for additional suggestions.... I don't know if they make the dough slice noodles here, but if they do you should check them out (and google "dao shao mian" for an idea of what this is)
601 E Orangethorpe Ave
Anaheim, CA 92801
If you have a car and can get to San Gabriel, I'd do it. Do some research on the boards for San Gabriel Chinese and you will be richly rewarded.
Of course, what am I thinking.... you're in Anaheim, so close to Little Saigon (Westminster).... do a search on that as well! :) Again, I believe it is the largest Vietnamese community in America, and as such some fantastic Vietnamese food can be sniffed out there.
re: Mr Taster
Given the short time frame you have, I'd vote for Vietnamese food in Little Saigon. I believe it is the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. If you ever have time, you should try the Chinese restaurants in the San Gabriel Valley (SGV), which is about 30 miles north of Anaheim. Here's my guide to Chinese resturants in the SGV: http://www.geocities.com/raytamsgv/ch...
You're in Anaheim...you must try Napa Rose at the Grand Californian Hotel at the Disneyland Resort. Now I know a hotel restaurant...but trust me and the many other postive posts on CH. The food is quite sublime and the sommelier is one of the best in the country.
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