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Where can I find the best Popcorn Chicken in SGV?

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JThur01 Jun 6, 2011 11:33 AM

With the closure last year of Snack Pop, and the resultant loss of their outstanding popcorn chicken, where in the SGV can one find the best version of this Taiwanese favorite?

Ipsedixit, I'm looking at you :-)

Any input and suggestions are welcome.

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529 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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  1. ipsedixit Jun 6, 2011 07:54 PM

    I like Pa Pa Walk, Indian, SinBaLa and Tenju Tea House.

    Here's the deal.

    If I want it as a snack with something sweet, I go to Pa Pa Walk.

    If I want it as an app, as part of a gateway to a larger Taiwanese meal paired with beer, then I go to Indian.

    If I want some popcorn chicken simply as a nice side order to a plate of pork chop rice, or eel rice, then I go to SinBaLa.

    But if I just want something to wash down a good brew of Boba Tea, then it's Tenju Tea House all the way.

    I've heard good things about Tea Bar Starry in Arcadia, but yet have had the chance to try them out. Maybe Tea Bar is where you go for popcorn chicken when waiting out the lines at DTF?

    I guess I still owe this one, right? http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7643...

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    1. re: ipsedixit
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      JThur01 Jun 7, 2011 12:20 PM

      Understand perfectly and thanks ipsedixit. I take it you got your Zocor refilled then?

      Hmmm, snack and something sweet at Pa Pa Walk. I think I know what the second part of that would be. Does it involve mangoes?

      And, thanks for the link, and apologies for somehow missing it at the time.

      1. re: JThur01
        ipsedixit Jun 7, 2011 07:58 PM

        My usual order at Pa Pa Walk is the cream chowder in a bread box, followed by (yes, you guessed it) mango shaved ice or snow, depending on how gluttonous I want to be that day.

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      Johnny L Jun 7, 2011 01:29 PM

      Beware Pa Pa Walk has no AC or maybe it wasnt working when we went so make sure you get a seat next to the fan.

      Sin BaLa has been pretty inconsistent the last couple of visits for me, their popcorn chicken although its alright doesn't seem as good as it use to. I don't even bother ordering their pork chop rice anymore.

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