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Mar 19, 2014 10:58 AM

Chinese restaurant menus.

anyone read this yet, jthur or chandavel. ???????

this is also true for the top (read;expensive) dining spots in the SGV correct, i mean sea harbor has a lavish menu, even seafood village and elite do too.

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    1. Menus are definitely getting nicer but there are very few falling into the coffee table book variety. The first one I saw was Shanghai #1 Seafood Village a couple of years ago, but last time I was there they were getting dog eared and worn. Maybe they'll laminate the next edition. Seafood Village tweaked their menu recently and took the opportunity to re-do their menu with more pictures. Zheng's Fusion in Industry has a really nice one too.

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      1. re: Chandavkl

        I must have gone to Seafood Village after they redid the menus with the lavish photos.

      2. Great article.
        I have perused some amazingly beautiful menus in China and Taiwan. Other than Shanghai No 1, there isn't much of that here.

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        1. re: Ciao Bob

          The good news in that - you don't eat the menus!
          I'd rather have them put the money into the food.

            1. re: kevin

              Big ass menu handy if you actually are perusing one when the San Andreas cuts loose as temporary shelter from falling ceiling debris...otherwise just a PITA...

                  1. re: kevin

                    "Pain In the Area around the gluteus maximus"?

                    1. re: raytamsgv

                      Exactly. Especially after one two many bean and cheese burritos with extra red sauce.

          1. That's been the trend in Asia for the past few years.

            We're lagging behind, in this sense, here in L.A.

            As already mentioned, Shanghai No.1 offers such a tome for its diners' perusal. Also, Meizhou Dongpo, to a lesser extent, has such a menu.

            1. I'd rather pay for the food, and not pictures of the food.