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ISO Good old school Cantonese

orythedog Sep 2, 2012 01:46 PM

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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    josephnl Sep 7, 2012 10:43 PM

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

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      Chandavkl Sep 7, 2012 10:39 PM

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

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        young_chower Sep 11, 2012 12:03 PM

        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.

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          Mr Taster Sep 11, 2012 12:13 PM

          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.


          Mr Taster

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            ipsedixit Sep 11, 2012 02:49 PM

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


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              Mr Taster Sep 11, 2012 03:23 PM


              Mr Taster

              1. re: Mr Taster
                ipsedixit Sep 11, 2012 03:30 PM

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

                My previous posts here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/764696#6288113 and here http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/739499

            2. re: Mr Taster
              Chandavkl Sep 11, 2012 03:44 PM

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

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            SoCal Foodie Sep 4, 2012 01:24 PM

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

            1. raytamsgv Sep 4, 2012 11:35 AM

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

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                Ogawak Sep 3, 2012 07:13 PM

                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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                  Tom P Sep 10, 2012 08:14 AM

                  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.

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                  rickym13 Sep 3, 2012 06:08 PM

                  chinese garden in montebello off garfield ave

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                    Chandavkl Sep 3, 2012 01:55 PM

                    Paul's Kitchen by the downtown produce market.

                    1. ipsedixit Sep 2, 2012 08:31 PM

                      Yang Chow

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                        Burger Boy Sep 3, 2012 11:43 AM

                        I thought Yang Chow closed?

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                          Jack Flash Sep 3, 2012 11:58 AM

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

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                            Mr Taster Sep 3, 2012 04:25 PM

                            Where did you hear that?

                            Mr Taster

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                              Burger Boy Sep 3, 2012 09:57 PM

                              Thought I had read it.

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                                Burger Boy Sep 3, 2012 09:58 PM

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

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                                  mc michael Sep 11, 2012 03:21 PM

                                  That sucks. Who got their wine collection?

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                            maudies5 Sep 2, 2012 05:35 PM

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

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