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Best green onion pancake in SGV?

chowchow12345678 Jan 17, 2010 02:14 PM

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

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    crystaw Feb 2, 2010 01:35 AM

    Dumpling House on Rosemead across the street from the Hometown Buffet plaza followed by Earthern

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      degustateur Jan 21, 2010 10:09 AM

      Perhaps the G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) green onion pancakes! Perfect balance of onion to pancake. Fried to perfection. Great aroma, taste and texture. Succulently satisfying yet not at all greasy.

      Noodle House
      18219 Gale Ave
      Rowland Heights, CA 91748
      (626) 839-8806

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      1. re: degustateur
        J.L. Jan 21, 2010 12:37 PM

        Been there, had that. Not salty enough.

        Mind you, I'm not a salt monster, BUT there is point to where the word "bland" comes into the picture.

        1. re: J.L.
          burnnemmdownn Jan 25, 2010 09:54 AM

          Me too, and high blood pressure runs in my family :|

      2. burnnemmdownn Jan 21, 2010 09:37 AM

        I tried my first one yesterday and I just had to click this post, the place I went to was the Mandarin Noodle House in Monterey Park. It was pretty tasty, my dad has been going there for 15 years now and he orders it almost every time :)

        1. martyR Jan 19, 2010 10:35 AM

          I really liked the one at the M.P. Noodle House with the original owners. Crispy with absolutely no grease and you could really taste the scallions. I haven't been to the Rowland Heights version, but hope they still do their pancakes that way.

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            Jerome Jan 18, 2010 07:51 PM

            yung ho in the mall across from 888 on valley near the rosemead san gabriel line.
            101 noodle has a decent one.

            in general - i don't really order these as much as i did maybe 15 years ago or so.

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            1. re: Jerome
              J.L. Jan 18, 2010 10:05 PM

              The "grease factor" in Yung Ho has increased exponentially in the last year, so I don't go there anymore. This includes their scallion pancakes.

            2. monku Jan 18, 2010 08:12 AM

              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
                ipsedixit Jan 18, 2010 11:16 AM

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

                1. re: ipsedixit
                  monku Jan 18, 2010 02:51 PM

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

                  1. re: monku
                    raytamsgv Jan 18, 2010 03:33 PM

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

                    1. re: raytamsgv
                      JThur01 Jan 18, 2010 05:07 PM

                      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
                        raytamsgv Jan 19, 2010 12:42 PM

                        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
                          ipsedixit Jan 19, 2010 01:04 PM

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

                          1. re: ipsedixit
                            J.L. Jan 19, 2010 03:34 PM

                            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.
                              Chandavkl Jan 19, 2010 03:49 PM

                              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
                      J.L. Jan 18, 2010 03:47 PM

                      Gotta side with ipse on this one.

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

                      1. re: monku
                        ipsedixit Jan 18, 2010 04:46 PM

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



                        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
                          monku Jan 18, 2010 04:56 PM

                          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
                      will47 Jan 18, 2010 11:30 PM

                      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.

                    4. puppychao Jan 17, 2010 09:28 PM

                      Definitely Earthen

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                        Chandavkl Jan 17, 2010 07:53 PM


                        1. J.L. Jan 17, 2010 07:29 PM

                          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.
                            bad nono Jan 18, 2010 08:09 AM

                            Second China Islamic, but I never had Earthen.

                          2. ipsedixit Jan 17, 2010 07:05 PM

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

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