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Apr 26, 2014 01:51 AM

SGV Changes: Taipei Village replaced by Anu Delicious Food

Lots o' changes & upcoming openings, at least based on my patrol, some of which aren't hot pot or boba places.

Taipei Village, the Liang's under another name on Las Tunas in Arcadia is no more, replaced by Anu Delicious Food (or something like that).

Among my many stops, this was not one, so it's up to someone else to check in and report back on menu, style, etc.

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  1. That is a most unfortunate name for a restaurant.

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    1. re: J.L.

      brings to mind the long defunct poo ping palace in tujunga.

      hey let's go to anu's.

      1. re: barryc

        There's a young ho on valley.

    2. Taipei Village, the Liang's under another name on Las Tunas in Arcadia is no more, replaced by Anu Delicious Food (or something like that).

      It's Awu Delicious Food.

      Chinese food via Australia!

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      1. re: ipsedixit

        but there IS a anu's takeout in the west valley.

        1. re: ipsedixit

          An Australian Chinese place in Arcadia? Wow. Just when I thought we couldn't match the Chinese Danish steakhouse.

          Apologies on my reporting. Did I mention I had a bad headache at the time? ;-)

          1. re: JThur01

            looks like it's henan style, and some mixed styles

            the history page on their aus page, a henan company bought out a cantonese restaurant. maybe that's why some dishes look fusion-like?

          2. re: ipsedixit

            Yeesh. Thanks for the correction ipse. I only caught the signage out of the corner of my eye. I intended to go back and check, but ran out of time.

          3. This web-site is very difficult to navigate if you don't read Chinese, also, that video is in English????


            1. This looks like it could be a very interesting place with interesting dishes. Check out the gallery of dishes on Yelp. Descriptions from the actual menu may be misleading. Marinated tofu was actually much more exciting, vegetarian chicken with three color vegetables. Fish with bean cake wasn't tofu and I frankly don't know what it was. Looks like minced garlic, maybe tiny tofu bits? Certificates all over the wall from their Tasmanian location I imagine.

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              1. re: Chandavkl

                I had bought a Groupon coupon for this place and go to try it out last week.

                It seems a large space with a main dining hall, and a smaller space to the left (when facing inside). Since I was a solo diner, I was seated in this less crowded space.

                I ordered (in the sequence it arrived and was tasted):
                Sautéed Beef w Sesame - this was the best dish - think rectangular lengths of beef, succulent with a dried slightly crunchy exterior, with red peppers, roasted peanuts, slices of garlic, sprinkled with sesame seeds. It was served in a very elegant earthenware pan with a handle, and on a doily! It was not oily at all, but very soft and flavorful - I could eat this all day.

                Yu-Shiang Shredded Pork - I wanted a pork dish, and this seemed to fit the bill - but was not unique. Tasty bits of shredded pork, water chestnuts, black ear fungus, in a slightly sour-sweet sauce. I had not ordered rice, so this was not the best dish to eat w/o rice.

                (Stir fried rice noodles: I had wanted to order this, but the waiter said they were out of this) so instead I ended up ordering:
                Stir fried noodle w pork - This was quite tasty, and had a nice wok hey.

                I brought back a lot of food to eat later - and ended up eating it two days later. I was amazed at how good it still tasted when heated up in the microwave oven!

                They have a good lunch special deal, but they did not have a takeout menu - I was told by two gentleman at the reception counter that they were printing it and would be available soon.

                Got to go back with more company so I can try more of their exotic dishes like those mentioned in the review below:
                Jonathan Gold's review:

                1. re: suvro

                  I've had the unfortunate opportunity to dine at Awu twice (don't ask me why -- both times it was as a polite guest feigning unwitting enthusiasm).

                  The first was before I came across JGold's review. The second after.

                  As it stands now, and as I write this, I am more than certain that JGold's reviews are more irrelevant than ever. Not that they were all that relevant to begin with.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Did the name Change back from Awu to Anu now? Sorry I had to considering you were the one who noted the right spelling :p

              2. Went back today after a while - and the name had changed to...
                Kung Fu King Restaurant!

                The place looked the same, and the manager said it was exactly the same food, the same chef, and same management.
                After the meal I asked him why the name change - apparently the owner is filing a TV show called "Marry to the West" (or something of that spirit - there is a banner hanging inside) and that is taped inside the restaurant. One episode a month, shown in China.

                We had three very tasty dishes from their lunch menu ($6.95, $7.95, and $8.95 selections):

                Stir-fried beef with scallions
                Cumin lamb
                Steamed whole Tilapia

                With the Groupon coupon, this was a good value ($12 for $20 worth of food).