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I am dying for some old school Cantonese...sweet and sour pork, pork lo mein, etc...

My go to is Genghis Cohen but am looking for other options. I live in Pasadena and am willing to drive. Thanks in advance for suggestions.

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  1. Mandarin Kitchen on Westwood Boulevard is my go-to place.

    1. Yang Chow

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        I thought Yang Chow closed?

        1. re: Burger Boy

          Nope. In fact, for the OP, there is a Yang Chow in Pasadena.

          1. re: Burger Boy

            Where did you hear that?

            Mr Taster

            1. re: Mr Taster

              Thought I had read it.

              1. re: Mr Taster

                Sorry.......Yujean Kang's closed

                1. re: Burger Boy

                  That sucks. Who got their wine collection?

          2. Paul's Kitchen by the downtown produce market.

            1. chinese garden in montebello off garfield ave

              1. J R Bistro on Hill in Chinatown does very good Cantonese. Their sweet N Sour pork is the best in town.

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                1. re: Ogawak

                  Ogawak, thanks. I picked up food here last night on your recommendation and loved it. Sweet and Sour Pork (indeed, the best in town), Garlic Chicken and Schezwan Eggplant. Loved it all, I look forward to going back.

                2. You might want to try Ye Loy in Temple City, but it has been many years since I've gone there.

                  1. Canton City in Montebello on Garfield Ave & Whittier Blvd. I go here to get my egg foo young fix!

                    1. Almost forgot Bamboo Inn on 7th St. near MacArthur Park. Maybe Wah's Golden Hen on Virgil.

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                      1. re: Chandavkl

                        This place looks like it's from a time capsule. It has such a delightful grittiness. Always wondered how the food was... now I'll have to find out.

                        1. re: Chandavkl

                          Wow, thanks for this Chandavkl.

                          Although I can't dream of an instance where I'd be that close to Langer's and not go for the pastrami, I do have a thing for the weird time warp quasi-Chinese places.

                          The Google street view image is great-- on the left window it proudly declares "Genuine Chinese Food" and on the right window you see "Chop Suey".

                          My ingestion of chop suey is limited to the "chicken chow mein" of my youth. Maybe I should give this one a shot, just for fun.

                          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/676228

                          Mr Taster

                          1. re: Mr Taster

                            How about Uncle John's Cafe (fka "Uncle John's Ham and Eggs")?

                            http://www.ujcafe.com/

                            1. re: ipsedixit

                              Wow.

                              Mr Taster

                              1. re: Mr Taster

                                I'm surprised you were not keyed in this earlier.

                                My previous posts here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7646... and here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/739499

                            2. re: Mr Taster

                              There's also a sign that says "Fried Shrimp"

                          2. Is there a good traditional Cantonese restaurant in Orange County...near Irvine, preferably??