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On Menus in Los Angeles, Part Two

by Jacqueline M. Newman

Restaurant Reviews

Summer Volume: 2007 Issue: 14(2) page(s): 25


Some say that two major cities and their environs, Los Angeles and San Francisco, vie for the title of top Chinese food city outside of Asia. Others declare it a toss up. With each visit to California, we change our vote because they surely vie for a tie. Good places in them get better, new great spots appear, older ones improve, and still others disappear, as they should.

On a recent visit to Los Angeles, the previous issue of this magazine reported on two places, one a winner and the other a sister of a great place that turned out to be an unexpected disappointment. They were among the many eateries we dined at in Monterey Park, San Gabriel, Rosemead, Arcadia, El Monte, and surrounding communities. Quite a few are worthy of attention, but where to begin? A look at half of the very good ones could fill all forty pages in this or any issue. That would short change those living or visiting elsewhere, those wanting to know the background of many Chinese foods, others wanting to know about great Chinese food books, and still other things this magazine discusses. Therefore, we select a look at two other fine places that tickled our collective palates. Using not-to-creative verbiage, we might call this expounding about California restaurants. One might call these and others 'looking at a wok in progress.'

Do see each of these individually in the Restaurant reviews listing. They are:

888 SEAFOOD RESTAURANT in Rosemead, and
CAPITAL SEAFOOD CHINESE RESTAURANT in Monterey.

                                                                                                                                                       
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