Asian along the 60 Industry/Diamond Bar corridor
I just moved to Phillips Ranch last month. I love Asian food, and I see a slew of all sort of Asian restaurants. Where to begin? Can my chowhound buddies make recommendations for all places Asian? ie; Thai, Chinese- Sichuan/Mandarin, including Dim Sum, over Cantonese. Suggestions for great Japanese as well. Thanks in advance.
I stand corrected. Dim Sum is something I do like about Cantonese cuisine. You learn something new every day. Thanks for the lesson huiray. What little I have tried of Cantonese, I don't really enjoy the fried, battered, sweet-sour stuf...or maybe just havent had really great Cantonese.
Perhaps you might consider revisiting the subject. To me, Cantonese cuisine is not fried, battered and sweet-sour stuff...rather, it brings to mind fresh, barely-touched ingredients in dishes that concentrate on the taste of the ingredient with minimal intervention from spices or overly complicated coverings; and where great freshness - especially of seafood - is valued.
Olden American-Chinese (take-out type) food - which did have "Cantonese" origins would have a lot of fried, battered and sweet-sour stuff, yes, which was patterned after what was thought to appeal to the generalized American eating public once upon a time.
Here's a nice example of a Cantonese meal, albeit in a different country and not in Hong Kong: http://www.chow.com/topics/861239
For Japanese, Chino Hills is great:
There's a Boiling Point in Chino Hills as well. That's sorta a Sichuan/Mandarin/Taiwanese hodgepodge.
Super H-mart in Diamond Bar is right off the freeway and is good for a thorough Korean adventure.
Diamond Bar is mostly Korean these days, and the Chinese is mostly Taiwanese: Mimi's, Ten Ren (Walnut), Pon Pon (same ownership as Peking Deli, but diff menu, vastly newer)
Really though, if you just pull up a Yelp map between Fullerton and 71, you can eat "Asian" food for months.
Phillips Ranch is still pretty close but Colima Blvd and Gale Ave are your best bets.
Earthen is great choice.
I also like certain dishes at Noodle House.
There is a Honda-Ya in Industry off Asuzu Ave. It's not as good as the original branch or the new branch in Fullerton but still good.
For Korean these would be my recommendations even though you didn't specifically name
Ma-Dang - more traditional Korean food and great fried chicken.
Ong Ga Nae - for Korean BBQ.
Yong Dong Soon Tofu - there are 2 locations and both are excellent. The one on Grand and Peyton is probably closer but there is also one on Diamond Bar Blvd where the H-Mart is right by the 57.
Not really a fan of the area for food, but:
Best bets: Earthern, Class 302 (shaved snow only)
Decent bets: Ding's Garden, Four Sea, Simbala
If you really want dim sum, Happy Harbor is probably your best bet, but it's just okay. Same with the various Thai options that are all basically the same (Banana Bay, Coconut Bay, etc.).
There's a Newport Seafood, but I'm not sure how good the Rowland Heights version is compared to the San Gabriel one. Consider just driving 10-15 mins. west to SGV for dining in general.