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your favs in rowland heights

catbert Aug 31, 2011 11:05 PM

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. Chandavkl RE: catbert Sep 1, 2011 01:14 PM

    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

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      coconutz RE: catbert Dec 5, 2011 10:24 AM

      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?

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        JThur01 RE: catbert Dec 5, 2011 03:50 PM

        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
          will47 RE: JThur01 Dec 5, 2011 06:07 PM

          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.

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          will47 RE: catbert Dec 5, 2011 06:06 PM

          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. ipsedixit RE: catbert Dec 5, 2011 07:48 PM

            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
              TonyC RE: ipsedixit Dec 6, 2011 10:20 AM

              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.

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                ipsedixit RE: TonyC Dec 6, 2011 07:39 PM

                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. A5 KOBE RE: catbert Dec 5, 2011 10:13 PM

              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
                ipsedixit RE: A5 KOBE Dec 6, 2011 06:38 AM

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

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                  crystaw RE: ipsedixit Dec 6, 2011 05:35 PM

                  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
                    will47 RE: crystaw Dec 6, 2011 05:47 PM

                    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.

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