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Best Taiwanese breakfast in SGV?

Lau Apr 8, 2013 01:56 PM

Hi - I'm was planning on stopping by the SGV for Taiwanese breakfast next weekend on my way to the desert. What's the best place these days? Huge Tree, Four Sea, Yung Ho?

It's been a while since I've eaten at any of the taiwanese breakfast places, thanks!

  1. ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:27 PM

    Four Sea, although Huge Tree might be better depending on what you want.

    For Yiou-Tiao, definitely Huge Tree. Rice roll and pastries, go with Four Sea.

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    1. re: ipsedixit
      blimpbinge Apr 8, 2013 02:35 PM

      +1 for Huge Tree.

      Yung Ho, especially the San gabriel branch, has dipped in quality in recent years. It was so bad awhile back that I stopped going, and haven't been there for at least 2 years. Should try again to see if they've improved.

      Ye May in San Gabriel was good when I went, but the more I went the more I saw inconsistencies.

      Four Sea also isn't bad, but I just feel that Huge Tree is better than them and other places overall.

      1. re: blimpbinge
        ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 02:44 PM

        Yung Ho has never been the same since the original owner/chef had to retire because of medical complications with his lungs.

        For anyone familiar with Chris Bianco (in Phoenix), this would be like the yiou-tiao version of pizza.

        1. re: ipsedixit
          blimpbinge Apr 8, 2013 02:47 PM

          Ah I see. My parents said the owner changed (for awhile I was hearing cantonese being spoken behind the counter) but did not offer an explanation.

          1. re: blimpbinge
            Lau Apr 8, 2013 02:52 PM

            ahh thanks, what about their dou jiang? (salty or sweet) i definitely want to get some (might get both)

            and any other dishes that are real good?

            1. re: Lau
              blimpbinge Apr 8, 2013 05:15 PM

              my dad n canto friends tend to like their salty one

              they make some things well and some things not well, you should order the things you normally do (at tw breakfast places) to test the waters, sry i cannot give you more specific recommendations because I have not been there for awhile.

              1. re: blimpbinge
                Lau Apr 8, 2013 06:40 PM

                ok thanks

                ipsedixit - whats your thoughts on huge tree vs four sea dou jiang?

                btw any difference in the quality between four sea in hacienda heights vs san gabriel? (ive only been to hacienda heights)

                1. re: Lau
                  ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 06:48 PM

                  I think the diou jiang at FS is better, esp. the salty version.

                  I usu. go to the SGV branch, so can't speak for comparison sake.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    Lau Apr 8, 2013 07:04 PM

                    hmm decisions decisions...they both look good, i almost think i should flip a coin

                    1. re: Lau
                      ipsedixit Apr 8, 2013 07:13 PM

                      You can't go wrong with either.

                      Sometimes it just depends on when you get there and whether you get a fresh batch of something. This is something that sometimes works in FS's favor -- at least in the SGV location because all the "mamas" and "grandmamas" who congregate on charter buses to Indian gaming casinos at like 6 am meet up there to grab some eats before hitting the road.

                      1. re: ipsedixit
                        Lau Apr 8, 2013 07:45 PM

                        yah im going to be there fairly early since im trying to get out to the desert at a reasonable hour

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