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Oh my Congee...

burp_excuzme Nov 21, 2009 10:17 PM

Where to get good congee? Especially those with century eggs...anybody know?
I live close to downtown, so preferably someplace in the vicinity...

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  1. flylice2x RE: burp_excuzme Nov 21, 2009 11:17 PM

    Is this also known as Jook?

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      sel RE: flylice2x Nov 22, 2009 04:37 PM


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      JThur01 RE: burp_excuzme Nov 21, 2009 11:34 PM

      Not downtown, but a relatively quick trip over to the San Gabriel Valley...

      Lu's Garden
      534 E. Valley Blvd. #12, San Gabriel; (626) 280-5883.

      Taiwanese style congee (with diced sweet potatoes) and a bar offering a couple of dozen items one can choose to mix in, including century egg w/tofu & dried pork. Open very late.

      1. monku RE: burp_excuzme Nov 22, 2009 05:14 AM

        Yum Cha Cafe on Broadway. $2.99 a bowl. They do a good job.
        Otherwise most dim sum places will also serve it.
        Ask for "pei dan jook".

        Yum Cha Cafe
        638 N Broadway (right by the dragon sculpture that goes over Broadway)
        Los Angeles, CA 90012-2802
        (213) 617-8698

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          Bjartmarr RE: burp_excuzme Nov 22, 2009 06:29 AM

          Jonathan Gold used to like the congee at Mayflower, back when it was where Zen Mei Bistro is now. I've found that both restaurants currently serve an acceptable version.

          1. ipsedixit RE: burp_excuzme Nov 22, 2009 12:35 PM

            Tasty Garden in Arcadia.

            1. raytamsgv RE: burp_excuzme Nov 23, 2009 12:35 PM

              Silver and Gold Amazing in Monterey Park. The eggs are pronounced: "pay dawn". Quite frequently, they are served with pork. That would be pronouced: "pay dawn suhl yook jook".

              Pronunciations are for demonstration purposes only. Use at your own risk.

              1. monku RE: burp_excuzme Nov 23, 2009 03:35 PM

                I'm looking forward to turkey jook on Friday !!!

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