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Jan 2, 2014 02:35 PM

M&T Seafood Village in Rowland Heights Now Open

The Southern California successor to Flushing, NY's old M&T restaurant is now open. Qingdao natives James Tang and his wife Mei added a new partner and are in a much larger space than what they had in NY.

18904 East Gale Ave.
Rowland Heights CA 91748
Tel: 626-913-7777

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  1. Thanks for scooping us Californians on this development. Perhaps this is payback for Liang's Kitchen and Canaan Restaurant opening up in Flushing. Sounds like this location was the longtime home of Maxim Cafe.

    1. How is the food, as good as Kissena blvd?

      1. I've not been. I think they are attempting something here on a much larger scale. The original M&T in Flushing had about 24-26 seats, this new place some 160.

        1. Don't go just yet. Give them about a week or so.

          Walked by this weekend, and it just .. was ... not .. ready.

          1. Finally made it out here. Very nice space--blows away the other Shandong/Dongbei restaurants for decor. Nicest men's room I recall for a Chinese restaurant. Had the shredded chicken with white fungus, tomato and eggs, and shepherd purse mushrooms Everything was good, though not exceptional.

            14 Replies
            1. re: Chandavkl

              This is a chain from Flushing, Queens ?

              1. re: kevin

                No. The owner sold his one Flushing restaurant and moved back to Qingdao then relocated to Southern California. This new venture he opened with a partner or two from Qingdao.

                1. re: scoopG

                  Ok. I'll give a try.

                  Scoop G are you an NYC hound. ????

                  1. re: kevin

                    Yes and he's the best. When it comes to Chinese food if he speaks you better listen!

                    1. re: Chandavkl

                      No one knows more about Chinese food in America than you Mr. C!

                      1. re: scoopG

                        You two are almost too humble towards each other. :)

                        Scoop, I'll try it out since you are the foremost authority on the matter.

                        And when you put pen to paper, we listen.

                        1. re: scoopG

                          While we both like to look beyond the food and look at the cultural and demographic context of Chinese food, you've got me beat by a mile in your perspective. I'm only familiar with the lower 48--you've got the international outlook I'd love to have.

                          1. re: Chandavkl

                            wow, scoop.

                            you deal with the whole, entire world of Chinese restaurants ????

                            kudos, mister scoops.

                2. re: Chandavkl

                  About how many Shandong places are in the SGV?

                    1. re: ipsedixit

                      i love 101 and qingdao bread food. anywhere as good as those?

                      1. re: narcissisticnonsense

                        Depends on what you're looking for, but you might consider these (in no particular order):

                        Beijing Restaurant
                        House of Mandarin Noodle

                        1. re: ipsedixit

                          Isn't JTYH primarily Shanxi? (I also like JTYH). Then again, I imagine Beijing Restaurant is primarily Beijing food.

                          1. re: narcissisticnonsense

                            Shandong cuisine is heavily influenced (in both directions) by Northern Chinese cuisine.

                            And some things you don't necessarily think of Shandong-nese, are. Like 煎包 (fried buns) or 水煮花生 (boiled peanuts) or 大肠 (intestines).