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Man Bites Dog--We Chat Cafe replaces Oh! Village in El Monte

Chandavkl Jan 23, 2014 08:26 PM

If you've read my article on the dwindling representation of Cantonese restaurants around the country, you'll know what I mean as We Chat Cafe, a Hong Kong style cafe, has replaced Oh! Village, a second generation Noodle Island spinoff, which itself replaced the El Monte branch of Liang's Village. Menu here is relatively small for a cafe, with a little greater emphasis on meats. The salmon in lobster sauce and the curry fish were both fairly good. We Chat Cafe is at 10131 Valley Blvd. And in the adjacent shopping center they finally took down the Dumpling 10053 sign (coincident with the closing of the successor Fortune Dumpling?) over 4 years after they left.

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  1. blimpbinge RE: Chandavkl Jan 23, 2014 11:06 PM

    Is it really related to noodle island??

    Then I ordered the wrong item!!

    Will need to go back and try their real stuff

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    1. re: blimpbinge
      Chandavkl RE: blimpbinge Jan 23, 2014 11:07 PM

      Oh! Village was an offshoot of Noodle Island, with the crossing the bridge noodles and the chicken soup.

      1. re: Chandavkl
        blimpbinge RE: Chandavkl Jan 23, 2014 11:09 PM

        ah I see. misread

      2. re: blimpbinge
        Foodtastexplorela RE: blimpbinge Jan 25, 2014 05:29 PM

        I have tried We Chat Cafe and its a pretty good deal coz it gives free drinks during lunch.

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