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kevin Mar 19, 2014 10:58 AM

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

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-c1...

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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    kevin RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 12:11 PM

    just bumping this.

    1. Chandavkl RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 01:22 PM

      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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        kevin RE: Chandavkl Mar 19, 2014 02:17 PM

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

      2. Ciao Bob RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 01:57 PM

        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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          carter RE: Ciao Bob Mar 19, 2014 02:38 PM

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

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            kevin RE: carter Mar 19, 2014 03:06 PM

            Great comment. :)

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              Servorg RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 03:18 PM

              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...

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                kevin RE: Servorg Mar 19, 2014 03:31 PM

                PITA ???????

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                  Mr Taster RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 03:32 PM

                  LAFFA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                  Mr Taster

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                    raytamsgv RE: kevin Mar 20, 2014 12:55 PM

                    "Pain In the Area around the gluteus maximus"?

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                      kevin RE: raytamsgv Mar 20, 2014 02:47 PM

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

          2. J.L. RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 05:42 PM

            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. ipsedixit RE: kevin Mar 19, 2014 06:24 PM

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

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                bophisto RE: kevin Mar 21, 2014 02:18 PM

                They do look pretty cool..but im wondering if it turns into a thing where the dish ends up coming out looking different than on the menu..kind of like with Fast Food menus .

                The burger always looks so big and juicy w/fresh veggies..Then you get some floppy thing that looks nothing like on the photo.

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