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Nov 1, 2013 02:24 AM

Hop Li in Santa Monica

I've got 36 people over tonight and I'm too lazy to cook, so I'm just ordering in some Chinese food.

Anybody have experience with them? And what dishes do you recommend?

I've tried a few times and some things are hit or miss.

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  1. Pan Fried Noodles with chicken.
    Honey Walnut Shrimp.
    Yang Chow Fried Rice.

    These are my (3) standard dishes I order at the Pico location. They're all tasty.
    Enjoy your evening!

      1. Probably too late: I would order from Moon House or Mandarin Kitchen. At Moon House: lamb & cumin dish (first on the lunch menu), shredded pork with garlic sauce, chicken and mixed vegetables with a garlic or szechuwan sauce (good quality chicken, nice assortment of veggies). Moon House owner is from Mandarin Kitchen, which always did a good Mongolian beef.

        Hu's Szechwan (on National in Palms) does the best kung pao sauce, and they use big shrimp and don't bulk it up with onion and bell pepper, as the rest do. They do great chicken wings, which few know about.

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        1. re: nosh

          +1 for Mandarin Kitchen. Food is good, fresh and delivery service is reliable. Will try Moon House over the weekend.