Ji Rong in SGV - any thoughts?
I had many really good dishes last night and a few so-so.
As ipse pointed out the Peking Duck was nothing great.
-- Cold Appetizers were a notch above standard. Very moist flavorful chicken
-- A pork meat pie was outstanding - I have no idea what it is called - but if it were better known it would give the far better known "Shandong Beef Roll" a serious run for its money, THIS WAS THE HIT OF THE NIGHT FOR ME.
-- Shredded Pork with Cabbage - simple and good.
-- Lamb Hot Pot - excellent
-- Kung Pao Chicken - pedestrian
-- Water Boiled Fish - excellent version
Overall, I liked it a lot more than I expected and I would happily go back.
re: Ciao Bob
Their thousand layer pancake isn't bad. I like their basil chicken (san bei ji) but they took it off the menu a couple months ago because people would cancel before the 20 min. cook time, after being full from other dishes. I second passing on the duck as well. I like the pork spareribs, a little sweet, if you're into that. A lot of people get the beef pancake roll but I still like the one at Mandarin Noodle Deli better. The tofu soup is good, it's simple.
New Mandarin Noodle Deli
9537 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780