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your favs in rowland heights

kinda hate to admit this, but since i stopped frequenting rh on a near weekly basis years ago and we do have more threads on sg, i don't really remember what's great in rh, so... i wanna know what you love in rowland heights!

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  1. Much more Taiwanese bent to Rowland Heights, which makes it less attractive to us non-Taiwanese. I think Happy Harbor and Seafood Village are the better places there.

    Happy Harbor Restaurant
    1015 Nogales St # 126, Rowland Heights, CA

    1. I am nearby often but just starting to explore it. BCD Tofu House is in Yes Plaza on Fullerton Rd/Colima. I tried it once and loved it. Coconut Bay is there too, I've never tried it but it is crowded, rowdy and open late. A lady told me she likes the Ramen House on the 2nd floor in the little mini mall across the street before you cross Colima.

      Diamond Plaza, just off the freeway used to have a 101 Noodle Express with the most outragrous good beef rolls in the mini mall, but the mini mall is closed. Shoot have to go to Alhambra//MP.

      That's it to date. I would like other recco's too, and Taiwanese is fine with me, what's the problem?

      1. If you like Sichuan heat, Shu Feng is arguably the best Sichuan restaurant around, Earthen for their scallion pancakes, Class 302 for shaved snow, Guppy House for shaved ice and brick toast, Tofu King for stinky tofu.

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        1. re: JThur01

          Tofu King is frustrating... I love how the smell fills up the plaza - it's definitely nostalgia-inducing, but the tofu itself is not very stinky, has a weird texture, and the cabbage accompanying it is a bit too sweet. It's almost to the point where I wonder if they just blow the smell around to draw in customers.

        2. I like #1 Noodle House in Yes Plaza. My favorite dan dan mian in the greater LA area by far.

          ps: About the general topic, see also this longer thread

          1. Lots of options.

            Happy Harbour
            Dongbu Live Fish
            Malan Noodle House
            Four Seas
            JJ Noodle
            No. 1 Noodle

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            1. re: ipsedixit

              WHAT? No Dolphin Bay? C'mon man, I much prefer that to Simbala/Class 302 (beyond the shaved snow)

              coconutz, there's nothing wrong with Taiwanese food. It'd be silly to be inHacienda/Rowland and not fully submerge oneself in the Taiwanese "scene". For that, I love the food court inside Pacific Plaza (next to Shufeng). There's Taiwanese style steak, there's stinky tofu, there's Teedub stir fry houses, noodle house, and street snacks. You can feed a family of 4 for $20. Sure beats McDonalds.

              1. re: TonyC

                I go to Class 302 for the snow, and only the snow ... well, ok the snow and some of the cuties there esp. during the warmer months.

            2. Noodle House
              No 1 Noodle - Caution, do not order the hot beef noodle soup unless you like inferno hot.
              Class 302
              85 C

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              1. re: A5 KOBE

                Mon dieu! How could I forget Class 302. Must be this cold weather, makes me totally forget the pure wonders of snow ...

                1. re: ipsedixit

                  I was in the Class 302 plaza the other day and was tempted to get snow but didn't think I'd be able to convince my companions that it was worth it despite the cold weather! I love the snow at Class 302 but I don't find the rest of their menu particularly worthwhile.

                  1. re: crystaw

                    I love the ambiance and decor, but from my limited experiences with their other snacks (and what I've heard from others), I think the snow is the main reason people go there.