When it comes to breakfast, don’t make the mistake of limiting your SGV expeditions only to dim sum. Huge Tree Pastry is a true diner, complete with grumpy old men reading the newspaper and Taiwanese breakfast foods you need in your life. Their pan-fried omelette comes out almost as a crepe, the fan tuan is essentially a Taiwanese breakfast burrito wrapped in rice, and their housemade soy milk will make you realize all the other soy milk you drink during the week is not real.
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Lu Din Gee (Duck House)
If you’re looking for authentic Peking duck, head to Duck House in Monterey Park. Just make sure to reserve your duck ahead of time.
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Jin Jian Restaurant
Jin Jiang (or J&J) is a casual Chinese restaurant that’s been open in San Gabriel for decades.
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Tasty Noodle House
Tasty Noodle House is a tiny spot in San Gabriel that serves Chinese food worth the perpetual wait.
Lao Xi Noodle House
Lao Xi Noodle House is a low-key Chinese spot in Arcadia that serves some of our favorite noodles in SGV.
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