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Most authentic Taiwanese resto in the SGV closing down

ClarissaW Aug 28, 2012 06:54 PM

You've heard me talk about it -- it's called Happy Garden.

The chef and owner is burnt out and has put in an advertisement in the Chinese newspaper to sell the place.

It's been around since '95. Impressive for SGV restaurant standards. Try it before it shutters!

Recs: cold goose, intestines, oyster pancake, tempura (taiwanese-style), clam and chicken soup, their fried rice, fried vermicelli.

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  1. PeterCC RE: ClarissaW Aug 28, 2012 08:02 PM

    Well, shit. I better try it soon.

    At least they're not going straight to closing down. Here's to hoping a passionate Taiwanese chef or restaurateur buys the place. Maybe the owner of one of the other revered Taiwanese restaurants...

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      Johnny L RE: ClarissaW Aug 29, 2012 01:21 AM

      Blame 168 for killing that plaza.

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        JThur01 RE: Johnny L Aug 29, 2012 12:59 PM

        Happy Garden is in Valley Square, the plaza next to the 168 Plaza. Valley Supermarket is at the back and several restaurants along the east side (Happy Garden, a hot pot place, a Shanghainese restaurant).

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          Johnny L RE: JThur01 Aug 30, 2012 01:39 AM

          Oh that's what I meant, guess I should have been specific but I don't know the plazas by name only memory since I live in the area but can't be bothered to read the signs.

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            JThur01 RE: Johnny L Aug 30, 2012 02:27 PM

            LOL...no need to apologize, I understand completely. Hard to sort them all out, and I know I'm not alone (I keep trying to explain Prospect Plaza vs. Hilton Plaza). Plus, there are plazas that are "sort of" connected, but not really. It gets confusing.

      2. ipsedixit RE: ClarissaW Aug 30, 2012 07:42 AM

        I actually think the most authentic Taiwanese restaurant in SGV is either Old Country Cafe Nice Time Cafe.

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