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I've Been Invited To 利園 in Monterey Park

Chandavkl Jul 25, 2013 02:12 PM

Which restaurant am I going to?

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    suvro RE: Chandavkl Jul 25, 2013 02:20 PM

    Lee Garden?

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    1. re: suvro
      wienermobile RE: suvro Jul 25, 2013 02:24 PM

      I think you have to say "What is Lee Gardens"?

    2. K K RE: Chandavkl Jul 25, 2013 02:25 PM

      Guessing it's this

      利苑海鲜酒家 (12.72 miles)
      Monterey Palace Restaurant 地址: 1001 E Garvey Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91755
      电话: 626-571-0888

      苑 = villa
      園 = garden

      Both are pronounced "yuen" in Cantonese and have very similar to virtually identical pronounciation (in different contexts one's an uptone, the other a mid tone).

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      1. re: K K
        Chandavkl RE: K K Jul 25, 2013 02:30 PM

        Thanks. I hate it when they say "We'll send you the English name later."

        1. re: Chandavkl
          klyeoh RE: Chandavkl Jul 26, 2013 03:22 AM

          Wait, Chandavkl, there's still a Chinese restaurant which you'd *not* been to? ;-)


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            Chandavkl RE: klyeoh Jul 26, 2013 05:04 PM

            Nah. I've been there plus the three predecessor restaurants at that location (at least, restaurants with different English names). But somebody invited me there without disclosing the English name, only saying it was in Monterey Park.

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              klyeoh RE: Chandavkl Jul 26, 2013 05:19 PM

              I think they presumed that since you knew so much about the Chinese restaurant scene already, you'd automatically know where their cryptic invitation came from :-D

              BTW, taking over a location where 3 previous (Chinese?) restaurants had been just seemed like bad 'feng shui' to me!

              1. re: klyeoh
                Chandavkl RE: klyeoh Jul 26, 2013 08:43 PM

                Actually because the Chinese name (and logos etc.) remained unchanged I wonder if there was really any change in operation.

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          blimpbinge RE: K K Jul 25, 2013 02:32 PM

          their ads are annoying

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          New Trial RE: Chandavkl Jul 26, 2013 02:27 AM

          Which brings us to this bit of news:


          My first thought was: "SIc transit gloria mangia" but the ordinance refers to the modern latin alphabet, not language.

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            Tripeler RE: New Trial Jul 26, 2013 06:52 PM

            While they are at it, there should be an ordinance prohibiting the use of "fortune cookie" font in any form.

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              J.L. RE: Tripeler Jul 26, 2013 08:02 PM

              Agree. It's the only a font, and yet I find its existence offensive.

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                Tripeler RE: J.L. Jul 26, 2013 09:32 PM

                Yeah, J.L., far more irritating than even Comic Sans!

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