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ISO Sheng Jian Bao

I assume we're looking in SGV for this, but anywhere would be fine.

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  1. SJB are a Shanghai specialty. Try them at Shanghai No. 1 Seafood Village in San Gabriel.

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    1. re: J.L.

      IMO Shanghai No 1 has the best version/closest to Yang's Shanghai in the SGV.

    2. They can be found at a lot of places. Are there places you've already tried and didn't like? Might help to narrow it down....

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      1. re: paranoidgarliclover

        Just read about these. I eat a lot of xlb all over SGV, but I've been oblivious to the presence of these.

        1. re: Bob Brooks

          Haven't tried (anything) at Shanghai No. 1, but I like the ones at JTYH (or whatever the sequence of letters is)....

          1. re: Bob Brooks

            If at all possible, definitely go try it at the Mecca for SJB: Yang's in Shanghai.

            1. re: J.L.

              A little far from the SGV, no? ;) And you wonder why people think you're a baller.... ;)

              1. re: paranoidgarliclover

                All I'm sayin' is that it's the reference point for this particular dish. Much like if you're looking for a good Philly cheesesteak in L.A., you should get out to Philadelphia to sample from the source.

        2. Emperor noodle is my favorite. Shanghai no.1 is also good though.

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          1. re: thefatknightrises

            My issues with EN's version is that they're too damn big. They're not meant to be a single bite, like XLB, but 2-3 bites, at most.

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            1. Nicest looking, higher quality: Shanghai No. 1
              Flavorful: Kang Kang Food Court/Shau May

              Emperor Noodles also does a good, though somewhat doughier, version.

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              1. re: JThur01

                Agreed.

                Hit up these three and you'll be set.

                The others are a bit too doughy(sp?) for me.

                1. re: JThur01

                  In 2010, I went to the Temple City branch of Kang Kang Food Court and was very disappointed in their sheng jian bao--they were charred black at the bottom. I have not returned since. Have you checked it out, or are you referring to another branch?

                  1. re: raytamsgv

                    i don't even know where the temple city branch is located. i can't remember if it was the alhambra or MP location. but they're supposed to be good at either location

                    1. re: barryc

                      The Temple City branch is located on Las Tunas Dr.