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Any Great restaurants on the way to Palm Springs?

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i'm driving to Palm Springs tomorrow night from LA. Any Great restaurants on the way? I never make it to San Gabriel Valley or East LA or east of that or etc etc...

I like ETHNIC food, things that are clean and made from fresh ingredients. Love Chinese but not really looking for the heavy saucy stuff. Mexican etc. Looking for somethign special you can't find an equal to in LA.

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  1. This prior thread may be helpful to you. You don't say if you are looking for lunch or dinner, so if it happens to be lunch you might want to check ahead to make sure the place you are interested in is open when you'll be going eastward.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/599633

    1. Penang Malaysian - South of the 10 fwy (987 S Glendora Ave, West Covina, CA‎ - (626) 338-6138‎) It's like Thai with an Indian slant. Start with the must have Roti Canai. If you like coconut you can make an evening of it,from drink to dessert. Many posts here will help.

      1. dim sum. period. Anything Taiwanese.

        1. Also East LA is part of LA (what you meant is not found on the westside), and most SGV locations are as close or closer to the historic core of LA than places in the SFV or what some consider the westside.

          1. I went to Luscious Dumplings in San Gabriel a couple of weeks ago, and had a great brunch with my parents and my aunt. The dumplings were made and steamed to order. I particularly enjoyed the pork and soup dumpling. Kind of like an XLB, but smaller. The flavors were fresh and clean, and with a total tab of $41 before tip, we stuffed ourselves silly with their beef noodle soups and dumplings. The bok choy with hoisin was a nice vegetable touch to the meal.

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            Luscious Dumplings
            704 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776

            1. " Looking for something special you can't find an equal to in LA."

              ???
              The San Gabriel Valley is the home of the best Asian food and East LA is the home of the best Mexican food. Much more than something special IMO.

              Have a good time in Palm Springs. Get a Date Shake at Hadleys. THAT is something special.