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Apr 17, 2014 12:34 PM

A highly opinionated old Jewish man is taking us out to Yang Chow (Chinatown)

He says, "It's the best Chinese food in Los Angeles."

What would you order if an old Jewish man were taking you?

Mr Taster

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  1. Pretty sure you're just supposed to order the Slippery Shrimp.

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    1. re: BacoMan

      It's good but gummy. The walnut chicken might be better.
      [well, it might be better because I don't see it on the menu.]

    2. Slippery shrimp.

      Garlic eggplant.

      Orange chicken

      Yes the same shit you worse at the Panda Express.

      And keep your mouth shut.

      1. I'd let him do the ordering (and I would have practiced my finest "Oscar" worthy lip smacking noises/face in front of the bathroom mirror the night before.)

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        1. Order a lot of water to counteract the effects of the huge amounts of MSG. Slippery shrimp is tasty. Won ton soup tastes like dishwater.

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          1. re: maudies5

            Can you taste the shrimp thru the batter and sauce?

            1. re: JAB

              My suggestion is to order the spicy won ton soup. It is made with prodigious amounts of garlic and red peppers. It has a narcotic effect on me and you may briefly lose the ability to speak. Their Yang Chow fried rice is also pretty tasty, with shrimp, chicken and pork, although I always add their chili paste, which adds a nice kick.

              1. re: bringiton

                The spicy won ton soup is excellent -- unusual heat and very sinus-clearing. Note it is listed in an unusual splice on the menu (specialties?) and not with the other soups.

                Slippery shrimp is a must. I also like the eggplant (with ground pork) and garlic sauce. And the spicy string beans are a group favorite, though I'd prefer skinnier beans.

                Yes, Yang Chow is Americanized Chinese. But I think a lot of their dishes are very good. Fairly easy parking, good service. I'm always happy and satisfied eating there.

                1. re: nosh

                  I typically get some chili on my vocal chords and lose the ability to speak for a few minutes, plus my eyes tear up....I just love it! Then, a few weeks later, I get the shakes and go into withdrawl for more!