Dongbei (way north of Beijing) food in the SGV?
There's an interesting article in the NYT about Dongbei region (Manchurian/NE Chinese/ Heilongjiang - Jilin - Liaoning rovinces ) food
Do we have any SGV restaurans that specialize (well) in this stuff?
Saw that article the other day. I think there are at least a few. I'll mention the two I've been to.
You could try "Shenyang Restaurant" (东北酒家) on San Gabriel Blvd. My friend is from Shenyang and her boyfriend is from Harbin, and they both like it quite a bit. They have a pretty good take on the bai ye (sheets of pressed tofu) dish pictured in the NYT photos... looks boring, but has a good flavor / wok qi. They have the cold mung bean noodle dish also, which is pretty good there.
There's another place called "Northern Chinese Restaurant" (北方酒樓) on Valley near Rosemead. I think we got to-go from there once and it was decent, but not amazing - don't think I've ever eaten in there, though. I think the mung bean noodle dish is better at the first place. I don't think anyone tried the fake dog.
Also there's "Shenyang Homestyle Kitchen" (沈陽家廚) in Monterey Park mentioned in this thread; not sure if it's still open (there's a similar place in El Monte which appears to now be closed):
There are quite a few places that serve Shanxi style food, which is pretty far north, but I think would be considered more "xibei" (northwest). Kam Hong Garden, JTYH, etc.
Shen Ying Restaurant
137 S San Gabriel Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Northern Chinese Restaurant
8450 Valley Blvd Ste 108, Rosemead, CA 91770