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Ollie Jul 31, 2012 04:24 PM

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.

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    chrishei Aug 1, 2012 12:08 AM

    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.

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      chrishei Aug 1, 2012 12:11 AM

      Oops, didn't realize that Phillips Ranch is another 10-15 mins. east of Industry/Rowland Heights area...

    2. Chandavkl Aug 1, 2012 11:31 AM

      Wondering if Chino Hills is a better option for you, as that is a burgeoning area for Chinese food. One Plus One Dumpling House, Peking Deli and Mandarin Bistro are pretty good places, though that's past my normal geographic area.

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        js76wisco Aug 1, 2012 12:06 PM

        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.

        1. TonyC Aug 1, 2012 12:42 PM

          For Japanese, Chino Hills is great:
          Ojiya, Rokuan

          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.

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          1. re: TonyC
            A5 KOBE Aug 1, 2012 09:11 PM

            I actually prefer Sushi Jubei to Rokuan and Ojiya. I do like the oyakodon and katsu curry at Ojiya though, everything else to me is meh. Jubei is a bit pricey but is superior in quality.

          2. huiray Aug 1, 2012 02:06 PM

            "Chinese- Sichuan/Mandarin, including Dim Sum, over Cantonese"
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            Uh, dim sum is Cantonese cuisine.

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              Ollie Aug 1, 2012 07:46 PM

              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.

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                huiray Aug 1, 2012 09:35 PM

                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

                1. re: huiray
                  raytamsgv Aug 2, 2012 02:33 PM

                  I agree with huiray. Classic Cantonese cooking is very different from what most Americans consider to be Cantonese cooking. It's akin to saying Taco Bell is the finest example of Mexican food.

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                  Mr Taster Aug 2, 2012 02:49 PM

                  You should consult the answers on my 2009 post.

                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/670651

                  Mr Taster

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                Ollie Aug 1, 2012 07:57 PM

                Thanks for the great suggestions guys. Keep them coming. I have my homework cut out. Any input on Tokyo Shabu Shabu? I always see a line outside. Just wondering since I really enjoy the Shabu Shabu in Little Tokyo, downtown L.A.

                1. Ciao Bob Aug 2, 2012 02:55 PM

                  For Sushi I love Akasaka
                  http://www.yelp.com/biz/akasaka-resta...

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