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Aug 26, 2013 01:04 PM

Heads Up! Chinese Peruvian Restaurant Opening This Weekend

While I've been to Peruvian restaurants in Los Angeles having a Chinese section or other Asian influence on the menu, I don't recall any such restaurant flying a banner as a Chinese restaurant like I've seen in Florida. According to the signage outside of the former Dumpling 10053 location at 10053 E. Valley in El Monte, such a restaurant is opening this weekend. The exterior signage says B B Garden, which was a Shanghai style restaurant that opened a few months ago. Don't know if they're retaining the B B Garden name or not. Hopefully one of you can get out there this weekend to try it out.

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  1. Are we talking chifa or something else?

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    1. It will be interesting to see how it stacks up against Kotosh (the Japanese-Peruvian place in Lomita) in terms of a successful mash up.

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      1. re: Servorg

        El Rocoto is Chinese Peruvian but they keep their Chinese dishes on a different part of the menu. Other than chaufa, I don't recall any mash-ups.

      2. I'll give it a try. I've already had Chaufa con Camarones at Con Sabor a Peru in Mid-City, and a couple of entrees at Juan Antonio Peruvian and Chinese Restaurant in Chatsworth.

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        1. re: TripleAxel

          That's what I mean. Chaufa is pretty standard Peruvian fare these days while chifa is just peruvianized chinese fast food. Interesting to see what this actually ends up being.

          1. re: Porthos

            And in the old dumpling space in el monte no less ?????

            1. re: Porthos

              Juan Antonio's does have about a dozen Chifa dishes.

              1. re: Porthos

                I agree... you can get Chaufa (Fried Rice) and Tallarin Saltado (Lo Mein) at most Peruvian restaurants.

                While I LOVE these dishes at Chinese Restaurants but I rarenly order these dishes at Peruvian restaurants because they often missing the elements of really good wok hay. I personally am excited about a Chinese Peruvian place that might make these dishes come to life with just the right touch...

                1. re: Dommy

                  Have to try it again at Con Sabor. The Peruvian chef/owner uses a wok for his chaufa...

                  1. re: TripleAxel

                    Where is Con Sabor? The only ones I know of are Salvadoran...


                  2. re: Dommy

                    Speaking of wok hay, whenever I order fried rice at Chinese restaurants I ask if they can cook the rice crispier, and every time they say they won't do it. At Puro Sabor they always accommodate my request for crispier fried rice.

                    1. re: Galen

                      AH! Puro Sabor... I admit, I don't think I've ordered Chaufa there... I have had time not ordering and inhaling their Jalea... a perfect dish for fried seafood month... ;)


                      1. re: Dommy

                        Puro Sabor is in Van Nuys. Con Sabor a Peru is on Venice Blvd. in Mid-City LA.

                        1. re: TripleAxel

                          AH! Yes.... I know that place as well... I forget it changed the name from Pollos al Brasero #3... Nice couple that runs it. I actually REALLY like their Tallarin Verde, which is completely different from Tallarin Saltado. I might have to d a lunch run there to check out the Chaufa...


              2. What about
                Jose Antonio Peruvian & Chinese Cuisine in Chatsworth?
                I can tell you the Peruvian is excellent. Did not try the Chinese.

                20951 Devonshire St
                Chatsworth, CA 91311
                (818) 717-8900

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                1. re: Ciao Bob

                  Chinese is not bad. Had the steamed fish in ginger soy sauce, but other dishes are pretty much slight variations from the Chinese American classics...

                  1. re: Ciao Bob

                    Bob-Thanks for a great rec for the culinarily deprived Simi Valley folks such as myself. I cant wait to share this rec.

                    1. re: SIMIHOUND

                      My pleasure. If you look back at my old posts I think I previously shared what we had when we went there prior to a CSUN performance. Within the last 6 months. The Peruvian food was excellent.

                  2. Hoping it's going to be interesting and good. First time I've been interested in a SGV restaurant in a while despite living here.