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Best green onion pancake in SGV?

Where is your favorite green onion pancake in the San Gabriel Valley?

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  1. New Golden City, Earthen, and Dean Sin World are all very good.

    1. My current favorite 蔥油餅 is at China Islamic in Rosemead (7727 Garvey).

      Use a napkin to soak up the oil first when it's served, but then.... whoa Nelly! That's good...

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      1. re: J.L.

        Second China Islamic, but I never had Earthen.

          1. Mandarin Deli...pancake is thick, chewy and rustic like.

            728 South Atlantic Boulevard
            Monterey Park, CA‎ - (626) 289-2891‎

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            1. re: monku

              Hmm, that's not really the way scallion pancakes should be like.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                You say.
                Mandarin Deli's been around longer than most of the other places serving scallian pancakes.

                1. re: monku

                  Pretty soon, we'll be debating scallion pancakes in the same way we've been debating XLB.

                  1. re: raytamsgv

                    My thoughts exactly. Scallion pancakes at ten paces :-)

                    I'll have to try Dean Sin World's. I love that place, their XLB and earhole/earwax cakes.

                    Any other recommendations on the west side of the SGV?

                    1. re: JThur01

                      In most places in the US, people would be debating about a topic such as the best Chinese restaurant around. Here, we debate about specific dishes from particular regional cuisines. That's pretty mind-blowing to me.

                      1. re: raytamsgv

                        Next on the agenda is the type of scallions that should be used, and how big they should be cut ...

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          It just occurred to me that monku may actually be referring to the baked sesame bread with scallions (香蔥芝麻大餅), a different animal altogether...

                          1. re: J.L.

                            There are items sold as green onion pancakes which have the diameter of a typical green onion pancake, but which are an inch or more thick, as opposed to crispy thin.

                  2. re: monku

                    Gotta side with ipse on this one.

                    A restaurant's longevity has no correlation with its recipes.

                    1. re: monku

                      "Mandarin Deli's been around longer than most of the other places serving scallian [sic] pancakes."

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                      So?

                      McDonald's has been around longer than most of the other places serving burgers ...

                      Suffice it to say, longevity has very little correlation with quality.

                      1. re: ipsedixit

                        OP asked
                        "Where is your favorite green onion pancake in the San Gabriel Valley?"

                        Mandarin Deli that's my opinion, not yours.

                  3. re: monku

                    I had a really good one here, as well as a not-so-good one. I didn't find it to be much thicker than that at any other places, but it was nice and crispy. Supposedly they are made without lard / beef fat, at least if the owner's telling the truth.