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Al Bondigas Sep 17, 2005 10:20 PM

I remember having Almond Duck as a little tyke. Any recs for this old style Chinese dish would be forever appreciated. Anywhere in So Cal is fine.

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    Ciao Bob RE: Al Bondigas Sep 18, 2005 12:58 PM

    Trader Vic's

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      Hugh Lipton RE: Ciao Bob Sep 18, 2005 04:22 PM

      For the prices they get you might as well get on a plane, fly to San Francisco and go to the Yet Wah and have the best and real thing. I'd like to know where the original poster used to get his almond duck as a youngster?

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        Ciao Bob RE: Hugh Lipton Sep 18, 2005 06:29 PM

        Do you know the price of the Almond Duck at T.V.'s, Hugh? As I recall almost everything else (food-wise, that is) there is way out of any reasonable price-to-quality ratio EXCEPT Almond Duck, which was both good and not too expensive...but I don't remember the exact cost.

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          Hugh Lipton RE: Ciao Bob Sep 18, 2005 06:38 PM

          I think it is in the $20 to $25 price range for 6 maybe 8 tiny pieces of dried out almond duck. Trader Vic's is the last of the great Polynesian Restaurants of Los Angeles and like a trip back in to time, but I'm not thrilled with the prioces or the quality. This is a place to go for the drinks and appetizers. I remember almond duck at Moonlight Kitchen on Woodman just south of Riverside when I was a kid. Now that was "Almond Duck". Man Fook Low on San Pedro in downtown would make it for me. How about a really good Cantonese in Los Angeles that will charge the $10.95 or so for some decent almond duck?

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            Ciao Bob RE: Hugh Lipton Sep 19, 2005 01:32 PM

            Whoa! That much. I guess the strenght of the drinks makes one forget.

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      Chandavkl RE: Al Bondigas Sep 19, 2005 11:45 AM

      I think Paul's Kitchen still has it at both locations--1012 S. San Pedro St. in what is now the downtown L.A. fashion district (formerly the produce market) and 1950 S. Atlantic in Monterey Park.

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        Silverlake Bodhisattva RE: Al Bondigas Sep 19, 2005 08:33 PM

        Mmm, definitely a taste from my childhood as well; in my case, Ming's in Palo Alto, in about 1962, when Chinese food outside of San Francisco really qualified as exotica...

        So, anyone else know of other places less pricey that Trader Vic's? This'd be a BIG nostalgia food item for Californians of, how can I put this, a "certain vintage"...

        RFGS

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          K RE: Al Bondigas Sep 19, 2005 11:23 PM

          Besides Paul's Kitchen...New Formosa Cafe, 2415 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles,90033 and Formosa Cafe 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard Formosa Avenue, West Hollywood. Both are owned by relatives of the original owner of Far East Cafe in Little Tokyo.

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            K RE: Al Bondigas Sep 19, 2005 11:23 PM

            Besides Paul's Kitchen...New Formosa Cafe, 2415 E Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles,90033 and Formosa Cafe 7156 Santa Monica Boulevard Formosa Avenue, West Hollywood. Both are owned by relatives of the original owner of Far East Cafe in Little Tokyo.

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